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The best in new equipment for 2018 Be cool, be comfortable with 2018 apparel Enjoy a round with a historic cigar

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Directory & Travel Issue 2018 letter from the pu blisher

Golf: Two sides to the coin ORLANDO, Fla. – Where is the golf in- down another three percent in 2017 over dustry heading in 2018? Will the looming 2016, that course closings are still outnumtax cut, heated stock market and low un- bering course openings (175 to 25 in 2017), employment combine with Tiger Woods’ but not enough courses are closing to bring return to slow or stop the game’s long slide golf back to a state of equilibrium where in terms of players, rounds and golf course supply meets demand. An interesting note in their report on profitability? closings – since golf has been At the 2018 PGA Merchanplayed in the United States, dise Show in January in Orlanthere have been about 2,200 do, we talked to several comgolf courses close. Of those, pany CEOs who are bullish more than 81 percent have on the current conditions and occurred since 2006, a reflecexpect 2018 to be big for them. tion of just how badly the John Iacono, CEO of Zero market become overbuilt in Friction, which makes the onethe 1990s. size-fits-all gloves endorsed by Oklahoma, of course, has Johnny Miller; Dean Snell, CEO been no stranger to the trend, of Snell Golf, a huge success in with the announced closing the ball market; Michael Rossi, Jim Koppenhaver of Meadowbrook Country VP of Sales and Marketing for Seven Dreamers Laboratories, which is in- Club in Tulsa in the next year or two comtroducing a new $1,200 space age graphite ing on the heels of closings of Coffee Creek shaft (yes, $1,200 per shaft); and Michael in Edmond, Silverado in Durant, Emerald Chu, CEO of KMotion, a training system Falls in Broken Arrow, Clary Fields in Sapulthat will set you back $5,500 to take home, pa, Cotton Creek in Glenpool, Okmulgee all said they are expecting the economy to Country Club, Sugar Creek Canyon in Hinton, Riverbend in Chickasha, Scissortail in mean big business in 2018. Tiger’s return, if successful, will mean im- Catoosa and many smaller courses in the proved television ratings, which combined past five years. Pellucid said courses need to continue to with increased corporate profits will mean PGA Tour tournament sponsorships could hold the line on using discounters, develop soar as well. Corporate golf should rebound more and better ways of digitally engaging in terms of events and sponsorships and the younger golfers and continue efforts to bolpiggy banks of all connected with the PGA ster customer service. Although it is a broad generality, the average 18-hole public facilTour will be stuffed. The toys that those at the top can afford ity needs to be receiving 35,000 rounds or are likely to do well. The success of the ul- more to make a profit – the average today is tra-expensive PXG clubs over the last four closer to 31,000. So while luxury items may boom and years shows that for those with money to burn, there is still a flexible ceiling. Those PGA Tour players get richer, the $1,000 or marketing to the millionaire and billionaire so the average consumer will save on taxes will have many competing priorities, like golfer are likely to do very well this year. But what about the real game, the one college tuitions, car payments, etc. A healthy economy is great, but golf has played by public-course golfers or by midlevel and cost-conscious, private-course issues to solve including time and interest golfers who form the vast majority of the of millennials that won’t be fixed by a tax 21 or so million golfers left in the United cut. Hopefully facilities like Topgolf and States, a figure down by six million or more FlyingTee will eventually be able to show definitively they are producing green grass over the past 15 years. For a dose of cold reality, we attended golfers, but courses need to continue to prothe annual State of the Industry presenta- vide first-rate customer service and innovation by the analysts at Pellucid, led by Jim tive grow-the game initiatives. Koppenhaver and Stuart Lindsay. There  – Ken MacLeod we learned that public-course rounds were 10

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hanges continue in the golf equipment business and though strong across-the-industry growth is not yet in the cards there are some positive signs. Going into the “major of the golf industry,” January’s PGA Merchandise Show, several important questions remain concerning both marketing dynamics and consumer spending. Two trends, however, have emerged that will be of increasing significance. Equipment sales in the United States are adversely affected by the continued decline in the number of players. Participation has dropped to less than 25 million from the heady days when the “Tiger Effect” was forecast to be golf’s salvation and 30 million were claimed. Manufacturers have had to look for foreign markets, particularly Asia, for growth, and Acushnet, for example, says almost half of its sales comes from outside the United States. Some are of the opinion off-course facilities such as Top Golf in Oklahoma City are the game’s future, but hitting balls at a range, even one as customer-friendly as Top Golf, doesn’t sell equipment nor put money in the till of local courses. Top Golf said in 2016 over 10.5 million patronized its 38 locations — 35 in the United States plus three in the United Kingdom — but it is uncertain how many converted to on-course players. Callaway Golf owns 15 percent of Top Golf, and other companies in the business include Drive Shack, affiliated with TaylorMade Golf for equipment, and Flying Tee in Tulsa. Nike left the club and ball business in 2016 leaving the golf division’s sales of $700 million up for grabs, but it is evident from sales figures for the remaining “Big 3” no single company was able to capture a major portion. The largest equipment company is Acushnet Holdings Corp. (NYSE: GOLF), makers of the bestselling Titleist Pro V1

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w a s marketplace confusion over numerous and closely spaced model introductions by TaylorMade. The question is how can TMaG regain and Pro V1x golf balls plus Titleist clubs the top spot? Technical leadership and innovation have and FootJoy apparel. For the quarter ending Sept. 30, sales were up but are down year always been its strength and perhaps at the to date while net operating income for both PGA Show we will know more. Drivers are the quarter and year to date were higher the bellwether of all the major club lines than in 2016. Management has forecast and it is interesting as of this writing that 2017 sales of between $1.545 billion and TMaG has no new drivers approved by the $1.555 billion compared to $1.572 billion USGA. TMaG drivers are the most played and have the most wins on the PGA Tour last year. Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) reported sales and it’s not surprising the roster of endorsin the third quarter 2017 and year to date ers includes Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, were both better than last year -- 33 and 24 Jason Day, Jon Rahm, Justin Rose and Tiger percent, respectively. Some of the increase Woods. While consumers may not be lookmay have come from Nike’s demise. Two ing to buy the same clubs as D.J. or Tiger, positives for Callaway have been golfer ac- the prominence of the staff may offer marceptance of the Great Big Bertha Epic driver keting opportunities. McIlroy signed with TaylorMade in and club line plus the double-digit growth May on the same day the sale of the comin Chrome Soft golf ball sales. pany was announced and like Bob Parsons PXG may not be a big player in the Woods is a refugee from Nike’s August 2016 disengagement industry, but owner Bob Parsons from the equipment business. told Golfweek the company will Nike had the reputation — perhave sales of $100 million in 2017. haps unjustly -- for clubs that suffered in comparison to those of its competitors plus an inadOver the past three years, Callaway equately performing golf ball even though has aggressively pushed TaylorMade Golf it had two of the industry best known playaside for leadership in club sales and fore- ers endorsing them and millions of dollars casts sales of $1.03 to $1.04 billion this year were spent on promotion. Some have the contrasted with $871 million in 2016. Even opinion Woods and McIlroy accomplished more importantly, Callaway is looking to their success in spite the handicap of playing equipment not equal to those of comdouble profits. TaylorMade underwent the most obvi- petitors. An obvious trend this past year has been ous change after sales had fallen sharply from almost $1.7 billion in 2013 to $939.8 the ultra-premium priced clubs reaching the million. In 2016, owner Adidas AG (OTC- market such as those from Parsons Xtreme MKTS: ADDYY) sold the company to Golf (PXG), whose entry level driver sells KPS Capital Partners for what could be a for $700. This trend to pricing outside what bargain price of $425 million. TMaG is considered “normal” has been seen in Asia for some time but it is evident a prelost the undisputed mium, even ultra-premium, market exists lead in metalin the United States as well. wood sales Top-of-the-line drivers for the past to Calseveral years have sold in the $400laway to-$500 range so introduction of Golf models at twice the price is breakf o r ing new ground a vaTo illustrate this, in addition to riety of PXG, Japanese brand XXIO has reasons, not Great Big the $850 Prime model driver, the least of which Bertha Epic

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TopGolf, is it creating golfers? Bridgestone Golf has three models at $699 and Callaway has gotten into the act with the Great Big Bertha Epic Star priced at $700. Titleist has the $1,125 C16 “concept driver” and Honma’s BERES IS-06 line includes a $4,200 model. The same phenomenon is evident in irons. Callaway’s Epic Star irons for a set of eight are $2,400, Titleist has a $375 per iron C16 model while the Honma BERES IS-06 irons begin at $450 each. Not every maker is using this strategy and there are very good clubs selling at the other end of the price spectrum. Cleveland Golf has the Launcher HB driver at $300, the same price as the sophisticated anti-slice F-Max from Cobra Golf while Tour Edge Golf sells the adjustable

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having been in business only two years. Hot Launch 2 driver for $200. Golf ball makers have a story all their The club business is splitting into three segments with the well- own as leader Titleist is confronted with designed but less expensive clubs competition from both traditional comat one end, the so-called “regular” petitors and newcomers such as Vice priced models in the middle and Golf and Snell Golf. Titleist is test marthose of more exotic materials and keting the AVX premium-category ball construction selling for two to five with performance differences from the times the “regular” price at the oth- Pro V1 or Pro V1x and is presumably a er end. For now, this is most easily response to the success of low comseen in drivers and putters, but the pression golf balls such as Callaway’s Chrome Soft. iron market is segmenting as well. Another threat to Titleist is competiEach manufacturer, regardless of the price level, promotes custom fitting as tion from Vice and Snell, whose highthe way to maximize performance and quality golf balls sell for half the price of this could mean consumers opting for the Pro V1. It is interesting to specthe less expensive models if they feel ulate how this all will the gain in performance doesn’t justify shake out and if angreater expense. If a $300 custom fit swers will be found driver hits the ball relatively the same PGA Merchandise distance as one selling for $800 why, at the other than ego gratification, would any- Show. History, one not buy the less expensive club? Speaking of club manufacturers, PXG however, may not be a big player in the industry, tells us that’s but owner Bob Parsons has a success unlikely to story. He told Golfweek the company happen. will have sales of $100 million in 2017 and significantly, will make a profit after Tiger Woods

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WHAT THEY’RE BUYING

Comfort in shoes, clothes, carts in for 2018 130, making them affordable. Design-wise, the company has opted for the cross-trainConversations about what’s new for er look, including bright colors, contrasting 2018 tend to be dominated by tech and laces, and a range of fabric options. Skeclothing, especially non-traditional shoe chers has a surprising number of options, lines. In 2017, New Balance, Skechers and considering how recently they entered the Under Armour saw substantial gains in market, and styles range from very traditheir golf shoes, and the new year is likely tional to almost skateboard-punk. The to show more gains. Pat McCrate, the PGA prices reflect Skechers’ longstanding pracdirector of golf at LaFortune Park said he tice of offering value shoes, so prices start under $70 for men and expects “bigger and betwomen. ter” options from all Traditional shoe three brands. companies like Adidas “We dabbled a little are experimenting with Skechers last with more “youthyear, but it looks like ful” styles, too. Grant the brand is improvLandry, assistant golf ing,” McCrate said. pro at Southern Hills, “I expect to see quite said the pro shop has done a few options at the Orlando New Balance Golf well with New Balance, and show this year. New Balance especially has name recognition with older the new “tennis shoe styles” from Adidas golfers with wide feet, but they’re expand- have been popular. For people who prefer to walk the coursing their models, too.” New Balance has affordable lines for es, Brad Sliauter, head golf pro at Lake Hemen and women, with men’s ranging from fner, said the Clicgear Rovic 3-wheeled about $100-150, and women’s from $90- pushcarts have been very popular. “The by greg horton

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front wheel swivels, so it has great maneuverability,” Sliauter said. “They’re also relatively inexpensive, and they have a very wide wheel base, but are incredibly compact for storage.” The RV1C from Clicgear, the most popular model, starts at about $180. The line ranges from $140 to $190, and models are available in several color options. Landry at Southern Hills said he doesn’t expect a big push in clothing this year. The past couple years have been dominated by wicking technology and other cooling

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strategies; that trend seems likely to con- Titleist couldn’t fulfill all the demands for tinue. “We continue to do well with John- brightly colored balls last year, but Callanie-O, Peter Millar and Vineyard Vines,” way is entering the market with a high visLandry said. “I don’t anticipate big changes ibility, matte-finish golf ball. “I’m sure Calin clothing, not dramatic ones.” laway will be able to fulfill the demand,” One company showing he said. Landry said the soccer-ball style, growth in Oklahoma Truvis balls from Callaway sold well last is Signs by the Sea, year, and he expects to sell even more in a New Jersey-based 2018. The Titleist AVX will be in most pro company that was founded in 2011 by shops this year, too, and while it’s likely Mike and Kathy to do well—it is a Titleist—McCrate Yevchak. Mike d o e s n ’ t see it eclipsing the Pro V1. “They’ve been experiYevchak is a golf menting with it in Florpro who was convaida for a few months, lescing in 2011, and we’ve had samples so he made a sign of it,” he said. “I expect at his wife’s request. that the Pro V1 and V1x will The brand has exploded since from still dominate the market.” that very humble start, and Landry said For self-improvement, Sliauter at that Signs by the Sea is starting to offer Lake Hefner said the Orange Whip products for the home, and not just golf trainers have been doing well, and shops. Best-selling items include wallhe believes the trend will continue. mounted (beer) bottle The full-size trainer starts openers, serving trays, at about $110, and a jumagnets and signs. nior model is available Vivid colors in golf for just under $100. balls will continue As for tech, this in 2018. McCrate at Clicgear RV1C could be the year that LaFortune Park said

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group rates and weekday rates can help. Among the food and drink options, Eddy’s Lakeside Bar at Shangri-La Marina offers seasonal al fresco dining with “Fun Foods” including burgers and sandwiches to multiple menu choices for both the young and the young-at-heart. Doc’s Bar & Grill in the hotel offers a wide-ranging choice of menu items three meals a day, seven days a week including late dinner service. Doc’s also features a spacious outdoor dining venue and a rooftop patio – perfect for intimate evenings or special events. Both restaurants are open to the public and are accessible by both land and water. The private Buffalo Bar and fine dining options at The Summit Restaurant in the club house are also available to ShangriLa Members and their guests, as well as golfers and guests at Shangri-La’s Resort Hotel. In the new spa, Dr. Mickey Tyrrell has assembled a team of nurses, a nurse practitioner, and other licensed staff offering a myriad of services to revitalize over-tired, overworked, over-partied patrons. A steam room, sauna, and fitness center are also included in The Spa at Shangri-La. In 2010, Eddy Gibbs purchased the prop-

hile the opening of a new resort solid years, knew where the trouble spots hotel commanded most of the were,” Yanovictch said. “This is not a course attention at Shangri-La Resort that was designed for national championlast summer, other improvements to the ships, so we had to make sure the bunkers course and facilities were underway as well. were in the right places. It did not get any The spa, for example, is now fully op- easier for the more skilled playes, but it did erational, featuring complete medical spa eliminate some that only the higher handiservices including Botox, IV Therapy, fillers, cap players were getting in.” The course maintained its high-flashed massage, fitness center, indoor pool, steam room & sauna as well as the traditional style with the sparkling white sand which helps give Shangri-La its distinctive characmanicures and pedicures. On the golf side, the 27-hole resort under- ter. The opening of the 119-room resort hotook a complete $1 million plus rebuild of its tel overlooking northeastern Oklahoma’s bunkers just five years after reopening. Director of Golf Rob Yanovitch pointed Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees in June now to several reasons for the renovation. When gives the resort 27 holes of golf, hotel, reShangri-La was rebuilding, fabric liners were sort pool, indoor pool & spa, a fitness center, installed in the flashed up bunkers while 8,000 square feet of conference space, and the crew led by superintendent Justin May three separate venues providing a variety of studied the effectiveness of a new array of dining/drinking options. While the highest listed rates for rooms bunker liner options. The installation of the polymer Better Billy Bunker liners has and rounds compare with destinations in already cut down dramatically on the time Scottsdale or other national golf resorts, needed to restore bunkers after a heavy rain. Secondly, the bunkers were analyzed as to which were unduly penalizing average golfers while seldom affecting the better players. Bunkers were consolidated from 82 to 68 on the three nines combined. Many of those that remained were repositioned. “Being open for three Wet and wild times can be had at the new resort pool and play area.

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erty that was once home to an extremely popular resort destination that had, sadly, fallen into a state of total disrepair. “Since that day in March, 2010, there hasn’t been a single day we have not had something under construction,” says Chief Operating Officer Jon Davidson, “and we don’t see any end to that trend in the foreseeable future.” The redesign and rebuilding of 18 holes of golf was the first task, followed by the opening of a 14,000-square foot clubhouse in July, 2011. The final nine holes of the golf course were opened for play in early 2012. The resort also offers residential properties. The first development, the 15-home “Gallery at Shangri-La,” is complete. The second, a 38-home development dubbed “The Ridge at Shangri-La” now has infrastructure in place and new homes under construction.

Keep your eye out for what’s next at Shangri-La. The resort hotel is the final major building block in the reinstatement of Shangri-La as a golf and vacation haven. The resort pool includes a tanning ledge for sunbathers and a splash pad for kids. Sail Grand at ShangriLa Marina, adjacent to the hotel, also offers boat and personal watercraft rental, yacht charters, and parasailing, making Shangri-La Resort ideal for not only golfers, but for family fun, meetings, conferences, wedding and vacation getaways, as well.

Visitors in 2018 will notice a speedboat in the lobby of the hotel. Gibbs has purchased a 1961 Century Resorter – a 17-foot mahogany speedboat owned by John F. and Jackie Kennedy. Just another unique touch in what is clearly once again one of the best resort destinations in the region. For additional information, call 918-2574204 or visit Shangri-La on the web at www. shangrilaok.com. You may also follow them on Facebook at Shangri-La on Grand Lake.

Mulligans opens at Patricia Island

Andy Stewart inside the new Mulligan’s at Patricia Island, which features a great patio venue as well. by ken macleod

It’s one of those crowded sports nights. Your favorite college hoops team is playing at the same time as a Monday Night Football game you wanted to see with the Thunder going as well. That’s no problem at Mulligans at Patricia Island Golf Club, the new restaurant/bar where 11 large flat screens track all the latest sporting action in a classy, comfortable setting. Mulligans is open to the public on Mondays and Tuesdays and open to those with golf or social memberships at Patricia Island all days except Wednesdays. It’s a top-notch place to eat, drink and relax before or after a round at Patricia Island, the Tripp Davis-designed golf course on the shores of Grand Lake in Grove. Andy Stewart, the operations manager and part-owner of Patricia Island, has been with the course management for 15 years, guiding it through some rough patches when housing collapsed after the recession W W W.GOLFOKL AHOMA.ORG

of 2007-08. Housing has perked up of late, and the course has matured into an attractive destination for residents, visitors to the Grand Lake area and those who take advantage of stay-and-play packages offered with Indigo Sky Casino. Stewart gave Golf Oklahoma a recent tour of not only the new Mulligans establishment, but other improvements to the downstairs restaurant/pro shop, where 10 tap beers are offered as well as an extensive bar menu in a comfortable room that seats up to 85. Mulligans offers upscale fare, including steaks, seafood, burgers and sandwiches, salads and a variety of beverages. Although only open to the public on two days a week, it’s a great incentive to at least acquire a social membership to Patricia Island, which also includes access to the fitness center, driving range, pool and tennis for just $90 monthly. A full golf membership is just $200 per month. Stewart, 40, a former University of Kan-

sas golfer who has been working to make Patricia Island a successful lake community destination, said the recent drastic improvements at nearby Shangri-La under owner Eddy Gibbs have been a benefit to his course as well. “We send each other quite a bit of business, particularly when groups come to the lake and want to play more than one course,” he said. “The whole arrangement they have over there now is first class and that’s been good for both of us.” Although the full potential of Grand Lake as a destination and tourism attraction remains to be unlocked, recent business additions to the area, including the new Integris Hospital, have Stewart encouraged about the future. “There’s a lot of good things happening but we’ve got a long ways to go,” Stewart said. “When I go to the Kansas City Golf Expo, I still spend 70 percent of my time explaining where and what Grand Lake is. That shouldn’t be the case by now.”

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TRAVEL SHOTS

ON THE TRAIL FOR

Birdies & B rews

Taken to task by the Shoals’ Schoolmaster.

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hen I began writing about golf 20 years ago, the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Alabama was already five years old. I’ve been hearing about it ever since, but never once stuck a tee in any of its 468 tee boxes — until last October,

which seemed like a good time to celebrate anniversaries. It was also a good time to do a fair amount of immersive research into the state’s craft brewing scene, as well as play a couple of non-Trail courses, all in northern Alabama. I’ve played a bit of golf here and there in two decades. Still, the RTJ Trail statistics could make anyone’s eyes wobble.

There are 26 golf courses at 11 facilities throughout the state, totaling about 100 miles of courses; nearly 12 million rounds have been played on them in 25 years; over a half-million golfers visit each year from all 50 states and about 20 foreign countries. And considering the uniformly excellent quality and condition of the courses the average green fee is $50 — even during peak season the

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Goose Pond Colony Resort in Scottsboro. highest fee at most courses is $64. (And there were a lot of $25 specials in the 2017 silver anniversary year.) That Guinness World Records calls the 12-course layout at Mission Hills in China the world’s largest golf club makes Roger Rulewich chuckle a little. Only 216 holes? Child’s play! Rulewich, who graduated from Yale University with a civil engineering degree in 1958, began working for Robert Trent Jones Sr. a few years later, and by the time Jones closed up shop in 1995, Rulewich was his chief lieutenant and the actual designer of many courses credited to RTJ, including those of the RTJ Trail. All the works of Egypt’s pharaohs had nothing on the Trail’s early years, when there was a construction crew of over 700 building 18 golf courses at seven very different locations all at the same time. Roger Rulewich Even now, 25 years removed from the initial Herculean labors, Rulewich can still shake his head in awe at the enormity of the job and say with well-understated meaning: “It was something.” It remains something — a wonder, really —that so much was done so quickly and so well. The project was the brainchild of Dr. David G. Bronner, the CEO of the Retirement Systems of Alabama, which funded the project and which has done more than very well for the state ever since, bringing in billions of tourist dollars. Indeed, the RTJ Trail has since been a model for other such trails in

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state, and with as we did in the early morning light and so many routings you won’t really care about the diffithere is bound culty of the routing because you’ll be so to be something seduced by its beauty. Every course on the Trail has five sets unique w h e r - of tees, so sensible choices can lead to ever one pleasurable rounds. For the foolhardy, winds up though, there’s the Fighting Joe course at teeing off. The Shoals, the first of the Trail courses H a m p t o n — though not the last — to exceed 8,000 Cove has yards from the tips. (But hey, it’s only three 18- rated 78.7/138, so feel free.) hole tracks — includ- Off the Trail ing a Short Our group did manage 36 other holes Singin’ River Brewing Company in Florence. Course, a — a total of 99 for the trip, the last of most of the which I unwontedly birdied — the other other states, though no one has topped feature of Trail sites — and the River two courses strongly hinting the original. that it pays to not limit I felt like a bit of a piker playing a mere Course is the only Trail course withoneself to Trail tracks 63 holes on the Trail, and only in the out a single bunker. But it does when visiting. north. But it did give me a chance to play sport a 250-year-old black oak The Lake Course at one of the original 1992 sites, Hamp- behind the 18th green, said to be at the ingratiating ton Cove in Huntsville. Silver Lakes the third oldest in the state. At Silver Lakes, the three reguand bucolic Goose from 1993 was also on the dance card, Pond Colony Resort near Anniston and Gadsden, and The lation nines are called Backbreakin Scottsboro is a 1971 Shoals in Muscle Shoals, a late bloomer er, Mindbreaker and Heartbreaker, and the latter is said to be just that George Cobb design playfrom 2004. Bertis McGriff ing around the Tennessee No RTJ Golf Trail site is more than (or worse) if played from the chamtwo hours removed from another in the pionship tees. Show up at Silver Lakes River. After the turn, the course ups the

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charm quotient as it winds around a spa- out from near zero due to restrictive laws then still in place, but made up for it fast, cious marina on Lake Guntersville. The TP Country Club in Cullman is with a growth rate over that time of 6,380 also known as Terri Pines, and it’s that percent. According to Dan Perry, one of the American rarity, a private course that founders of Straight to loves visitors. We met Ale in Huntsville, NorthBertis McGriff, the origiern Alabama has led the nal owner, now 91, and charge, one reason the the extended family that regional tourist associanow runs the course ention has created an itinerveloped us in the generary of breweries to visit ous warmth of southern — not a little like the hospitality. The course Robert Trent Jones Trail. is a 1971 Tom Jackson When our group visitcreation, a hidden gem ed there were eight brewif ever there was one, eries on the North Alaroaming over its many bama Craft Beer Trail. hills with giddy abanNow there are a dozen, don, and ending with a including those we visthrilling uphill blast to the home hole. Back Forty, the official beer of ited – Straight to Ale; Yellowhammer Brewing, And for a beer geek the RTJ Trail. also in Huntsville; Sinlike me, this trip was an eye-opener to the leaps and bounds of the gin’ River in Florence; Goat Island in Cullstate’s craft beer production, as we also man, and Back Forty in Gadsden. (The visited five breweries. Talk about giddy latter is in Roy Moore territory, but before abandon, Alabama became the fastest the special Senate election that would growing craft beer state in the nation come to dominate the nation’s headlines, from 2011 to 2016. Granted, it started Back Forty went out on a limb and boldly

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sported a sign in favor of eventual winner Doug Jones.) All of this activity wouldn’t mean much if the beer was inferior. Far from it, and as we continued testing beers like Monkeynaut IPA, Brother Joseph Dubbel, Frankenhammer, Richter’s Pils, Sipsey River Red, Tiger Chainsaw Arms, Pugilistic Zombie, IPAcalypse Now, Freckle Belly IPA and Naked Pig Pale Ale, thumbs kept pointing upward. It all seemed to come full circle on the last day, as Brad Wilson of Back Forty joined one of our foursomes to play Silver Lakes. Brad’s brother, Jason Wilson, founded Back Forty Beer Company and both, in their youth, worked on the initial construction of the Silver Lakes courses. It only seemed natural that Back Forty now brews the “official” swing oil of the RTJ Trail: Cart Barn Light, a 4.5-percent ABV cream ale packaged in a can that resembles the Trail logo. It gets better: buy a six-pack and there’s a discount coupon for Trail rounds on the bottom. Tom Bedell belongs to both the Golf Writers Association of America and the North American Guild of Beer Writers, also a nice parley.

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Brunswick Islands Laid-back fun found here

The Rivers Edge Golf Club designed by Arnold Palmer. by tom bedell

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he greatest laugh I may have ever invoked came once in the middle of the night when my wife awoke and said she had just dreamed she was dancing with Jimmy Durante. As we settled back in, I said in a guttural voice, “Goodnight, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are.” She knew what I meant. If I walked down the street today and said that to 100 people I’m guessing 99 of them would look at me as if I had three heads. If I told them it was something Jimmy Durante always said at the end of his television shows I’m guessing 90 would ask, “Who’s Jimmy Durante?” If I said the Old Schnozzola probably came up with the saying after visiting a Brunswick Islands restaurant in Calabash, I’m guessing everyone would ask, “Where are the Brunswick Islands, and what’s a schnozzola?” Let’s start with the Brunswick Islands, five barrier islands, six world-class beaches and 10 communities (including Calabash) perched in the southeast corner of North Carolina, tracing a crescent from the South Carolina border up to the Cape Fear River. It’s about a half-hour from North Myrtle Beach and the beginning of the Grand 24

Strand. But if we think of Myrtle Beach as basically turning the volume up to 11, the Brunswick Islands hums along at a lower volume and less frenetic pace. It also has 30 golf courses and some of the best seafood around (often cooked in what is called Calabash-style, lightly battered and seasoned, which should make anyone’s schnozzola twitch). That makes it ideal for golfers looking to play as much as they want, at bargain rates, without any teeming sense of haste. A group of five golf writers did just that last May, cozying up to the laid- back lifestyle of the islands as easy as slipping on sandals. Or golf shoes. In four days we played five rounds of golf and ate enough seafood to deplete a good-sized aquarium; in both endeavors we clearly had room for more. But we still had time to put our toes in the sand and take a cruise along the intracoastal waterway. In short, there’s little sense of impatience in the Brunswick Islands. Some go to the other extreme. It’s possible in late fall and winter, due to the orientation of the islands’ beaches, running parallel east-west to the shore, to set up one’s beach chair to watch a sunrise and then, without moving anything but one’s neck, to watch a sunset from the same spot, if many hours later. Then there are those who take part in

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turtle watches which, as might be expected, are leisurely endeavors. The loggerhead sea turtle comes gliding out of the waves to lay its eggs on local shores from May to August, and then volunteers man the beaches to ensure safe passage from nest to sea when the baby loggerheads hatch, from July to October.

On the Greensward Some friendly number cruncher figured out that the 30 courses on the Brunswick Islands golf menu worked out to 120 miles of fairways, 585 holes and 15 architects (also throwing in 45 miles of beaches). There’s plenty of variety in the play, to be sure. There was actually plenty right at the resort we stayed at in Sunset Beach, Sea Trail, which has three courses, not to mention a full-blown convention center. We played two of them, the Byrd Course (as in designer Willard Byrd), and the Jones Course (Rees Jones). Next time around for the Maples Course, said to be one of Dan Maples’ finest, playing among old oaks and Carolina pines, with five holes skirting the Calabash Creek. It’s true that one’s sense of agreeable indolence in the Brunswick Islands can be compromised by a bad round out on the greensward, but neither the Byrd nor Jones courses, both of which opened in 1990 and W W W.GOLFOKL AHOMA.ORG


share a clubhouse, seemed terribly exacting, with 125 slopes from the under 6,500yard tee boxes. The Byrd skirts a variety of man-made lakes, which means players may need to skirt a gator or two, as we did, and heed the starting sign to avoid feeding the alligators or, “They May Become Aggressive.” Water, or avoiding it, is also key on the Jones Course, as it comes into play on 11 holes. The fairways are wide, the mounding is ample, and large bunkers alternate with pesky pot bunkers to complicate matters. The Open Doctor approved some renovations to his own course, which was a qualifier for the 2006 U.S. Open. We actually started out our visit with the most highly touted area course, if one is glancing at the Golfweek Best Courses You Can Play in North Carolina list, at any rate, where Cape Fear National will be found. We found it in Leland, a Tim Cate design, and it was a splendid introduction, a natural wonder built in and around a community development called Brunswick Forest. Plenty of trees, in other words, but as Cate is also a landscape architect, the flora and fauna throughout are fairly jawdropping — cochina rock walls, boulders, pampas grass, weeping love grass, cord grass, cypress marsh and wetlands, drivethrough waste areas, 1,500 feet of bridges — it’s enough to make one forget about the bunkers and water affecting play. There’s plenty of strategic work to be done here, but picking the right tee box might be one’s crucial decision. Cape Fear has five tee boxes, but suggests four sloperated hybrid routes as well, essentially offering nine different length options for players, from 4,743 to 7,217 yards. Why don’t more courses do this? The Rivers Edge Golf Club was a favorite of some players in our group. An Arnold Palmer design in Shallotte, the course plays along the bluffs and tidal marshes of the Shallotte River, and leads up to a final four holes called “the finish on the river.” By the time we reached 15 on a sunny afternoon the sense of peace and quietude was such that I finished the closing quartet in even par. Naturally, this was after I butchered No. 9, a long dogleg par-5 with ample waste areas where golf balls go to die, known as “Arnie’s Revenge.” Doesn’t seem too sporting of the late King. We had a notable round at Compass Point Golf Club, which is also the subject of some local golf trivia: What was the last full 18hole course built in North Carolina? Right, Rick Robbins’ design in Leland. Robbins also lives at the development surrounding W W W.GOLFOKL AHOMA.ORG

the course, was having lunch as we finished the round and before too long had joined us. The president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects in 2013-2014, Robbins is a personable fellow, and we were soon looking over course diagrams of projects he’s working on in China and listening to stories about how he once actually managed to get Robert Trent Jones Jr. and Rees Jones to pose together for a photograph. He was pleased with Compass Point: “We started with mostly pine forest here. It reminded The 189-yard par-three 5th on the Jones Course at Sea Trail. me of Pinehurst, and we have similar push-up greens. From the start Robert von Hagge and Jack Nicklaus. One we wanted firm and fast fairways, with of those is another Brunswick Islands open fronts to all the greens.” The well- course — Crow Creek Golf Club in Caladraining sandy soil helped out there. And, bash. Robbins knows all about Jimmy Dufor a coastal course, there’s a near-startling rante.    75 feet change in elevation. Tom Bedell is usually pretty calm wherever he Robbins has done about 150 courses in his career, which has included work with is, except after triple bogeys.

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STRAIGHT THROUGH THE HEART OF

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kay, so I’m a collector — beer ately ending in the town of Valentine, the heart city (which is in, naturally, Cherry bottles, logo golf balls, books. It probably started in my mis- County). I’ll say at the outset that the golf was spent youth, piling up comic books, baseball cards, matchbooks, movie outstanding, the food more than filling, ticket stubs. The latter are gone now, tragically in the case of the comic books and baseball cards, thanks to a mother on an unusually thorough cleaning day. But thanks to my mother and father and a family continent-spanning trip when I was a pipsqueak, I began piling up a nice collection of states visited, eventually all the way up to 47 or 48. I wasn’t quite sure, because the diary my mother kept from that old trip was a little unclear as to whether we’d ever passed through Nebraska or not. I had a vague memory of havHeritage Hills in McCook. ing stopped in Omaha on some flight once, but it was too vague to count. the craft beer ingratiating and the hospitalSo when an invitation arrived to visit and play some of the state’s courses, ity genuine. No, we didn’t play Sand Hills. I signed up right quick. Quite a trip, too, It was raining cats and dogs the day we starting in the dead south central part of passed by, but we did pass by way of homNebraska and zooming straight north age to the private Coore-Crenshaw linksthrough its Sandhills heartland, appropri- style course that opened in Mullen in 1995.

Sand Hills and courses built in its wake put the state on traveling golfers’ radar, and there’s plenty to hone in on. It’s saying something that with a population of 7,900, McCook, 15 miles north

of the Kansas border, is the largest town within 70 miles. There’s a lot of wide-open space in the prairie lands. And it may be that fewer golf tours are booked in these parts than there are sold-out tours for serious birders who arrive to watch the annual

The Prairie Club was the highlight of this writer’s Nebraska journey.

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Bayside Golf Club in Brule a gorgeous if stern test of golf.

Out west, the golf gets wild 100. That doesn’t mean they weren’t worthy. Almost all intrigued the golfers with interesting design concepts, obstacles and just downright fun. It began with a flight to Denver. And then a 3 ½-hour drive north to Ogallala, which didn’t even show up on the GPS. The next four days featured stops in places so far west you might not think of them being in Nebraska. In addition to the original destination were stops in Brule, Gering,

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When the “Westward Ho! Across the Great Plans of Western Nebraska” invitation arrived, I did a double take. Golf trip to Nebraska? Western Nebraska? Western Nebraska, without a doubt, is remote. Real remote. But there is beauty and grandeur, all manner of historical sites and yes, some interesting, fun and challenging golf. Don’t think for a minute you’ll find any of the six courses we visited on anyone’s Top See OUT WEST page 29

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mating dance of the Prairie Chicken. But those searching for birdies of the golfing kind will be off to a good start at Heritage Hills in McCook, a 37-year-old course, but one that underwent a $260,000 renovation five years ago by Kevin Atkinson of Phelps-Atkinson Golf Course Design, from the original layout by Phelps and Bradford Benz. All but two holes were changed and the course lengthened, but more forward tees were added as well. So both the challenge and playability were enhanced in a course with a stunning downhill opener and which rarely lets up on the gas throughout the round. It was our first taste of the natural rolling hills in the state, and it tasted pretty good. The Sandhills prairie links-style experience went up a notch further north in Gothenburg at the Wild Horse Golf Club. Course designers Dave Axland and Dan Proctor learned their lessons well when they worked on the construction of Sand Hills. In a flat panorama, with its sense of breadth, vast sky and benign nothingness, with old style windmills in the infinite horizon and cattle skulls as tee markers, an utterly enjoyable round of golf awaits. This is what minimalist golf is all about, most of one’s troubles becoming self-imposed, trying to steer clear of the blowing native grasses, and hardly a sound to be heard other than the prevalent wind and the long and lonely whistle of distant freight trains. In Valentine, near the northern border of the state, rain unfortunately wiped out a round at the 10-hole Frederick Peak Golf Course, which had just opened. Too bad, as it looks like a marvelous low-cost addition to the The Prairie Club in Valentine, which is precisely the reason it was built. When a local course closed in 2012 it left many of the golfers in Valentine’s population of 3,000 in a bit of a pickle. No worries — Tom Lehman so enjoyed the area while working on the Dunes Course at The Prairie Club he agreed to slash his usual rate to help out with what became an all-in community project. It would be something of a crime to come to play at The Prairie Club and not check out this charming track. (The rain helped me out, though. As long as we couldn’t play golf, our hosts suggested a quick 10-mile trip to step across the border into South Dakota — 49 down, only North Dakota to go!) The Prairie Club was easily the high point of the trip. Though we played both

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Hole No. 8 at the Prairie Club.

Nebraska, cont. from 27 the Lehman- (and Chris Brands) designed Dunes Course and the Graham Marshdesigned Pines Course on one long day of howling winds, who cared? It was an experience one can only hope to repeat, an oasis of golf in the Great Plains, with accommodations at the graceful Lodge opening up stay and play packages. The former is the more links-style trek among huge dunes and blowout bunkers

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course a day is left for them, meaning guests always have a course available. Two if you count the 10-hole Horse, a par3 course designed by Gil Hanse. Three if you count the Old Wagon putting course designed by Chris Brands. Call it a two-course resort for now, but if it ever expands its offerings, I’ll be back, since I’m heading to North Dakota anyway.    Tom Bedell’s collection of states he’s played golf in could take a while to complete.

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Monument Shadows Golf Course in Gering.

Out west, continued from 27 Scottsbluff, Kimball and Sidney, all of them closer to Wyoming than Lincoln or Omaha or anyplace you’ve heard in Nebraska. We met some characters as well. Riverview Country Club owner Grace Frueh quit counting candles years ago. Mentioned in a whisper was 94, and I don’t think they were talking strokes over par. Her claim to golf was backing a relative in the venture and then having it dumped in her lap. Her course may be one of the shortest at 6,209 yards from the back tees it makes for an interesting afternoon with the strategic placement of trees, ridges and plateaus plus the invading North Platte River. When it comes to zany, Bayside Golf Club in Brule takes a backseat to no one. Carved out of the sandhills along massive Lake McConaughy,a 22-mile long reservoir on the North Platte River, Bayside challenges low-handicap golfers and drives us hackers totally crazy. It was designed by Dan Axland and Dave Proctor, who had a hand in creating the famous Sandhills Course in Mullen, Neb. As golfing buddy Wes Bolyard wisecracked about several of the lengthy holes there and at Four Winds, “Now that requires some Monster Bash.” Its front nine is much tamer and flatter, but the backside is anything but level. Bonnie Nemecek, who owns the facility with Cliff Brown, likes to talk about No. 11, the 652-yard par-5 from the black tees. The No. 1 handicap hole features 28 of the course’s 100 bunkers. If that’s not enough misery, the fairway slims drastically as you approach the green which falls off on both sides. Monument Shadows Golf Course in Gering offers perhaps the most scenic views with the historic Scotts Bluff National Monument as a backdrop. Hillside Golf Course doesn’t lack spunk. Winding around the various bluffs and undulations, its fast greens offer some fantastic challenges. Opened in 1962 as a nine-hole course, it was expanded

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Out west, cont. from 29 in 1993 and then renovated 10 years later by Andy Staples. Owned by the city of Sidney, the course rests high atop the downtown area. It’s picturesque, to say the least. Then there is Four Winds Golf Course in Kimball. At first glance, you think it’s a pushover. Obstacles don’t seem that menacing but that quickly changes when you hit the back tees, suddenly the modest 6,509-yard layout stretches to nearly 7,000 yards with sets of five tees. And with average-sized greens with menacing slope, it’s enough to make you pay attention. Although water isn’t that big a factor, that doesn’t mean it can be a walk in the park. The wind causes Tylenol-type headaches. What the name doesn’t reflect is trees. At one time, it had 5,000 which almost matches its nearly mile-high elevation. Last but not least was our first course, West Winds. Its front nine meanders through a “park” and the back side meanders through a housing development. Initially you get the feeling it’s pedestrian at best. But some wellplaced and designed bunkers and green-side traps turn things around in a hurry. But the most fascinating aspect is its owner, Corey Crandall. Golf insiders know

him well, as the former greens superintendent at much-talked-about Sand Hills Golf Club in nearby Mullen. Why leave a “Southern Hills” type position for ownership of a struggling course in need of great renovation? “Family,” Crandall said. “My wife, Sunny, and I had The 9th hole at Hillside Golf Course in Sidney, Nebraska. a cabin on Big Mac (Lake McConaughy) and we heard West Winds “The Last Shot.” If you do visit you won’t need to mortwas for sale. So we began thinking about where we were, about our kids schooling gage the homestead to play. For instance, and the size of Mullen vs. Ogallala and de- West Wind fees are $43 with cart. That’s pretty much the norm. At Four Winds you cided to give it a try.” That decision in 2001 proved invaluable. can walk for $30 but the cart is $13.50 Want West Winds no longer fears bankruptcy and to play more. Just add the cart and keep closure. Flourishing seems an appropriate playing. Adding to its appeal, the Western Neword, with a membership exceeding 250 and golfers visiting from Colorado and even braska Golf Trail was formed and you can call 844-202-4653 and they will help you orWyoming. Those who questioned Corey’s sanity no ganize lodging and tee times at Monument Shadows, Four Winds, Hillside and Riverlonger do. One other thing – behind the bar in the view plus lodging in Gering, Kimball, Sidney attached dining room (he’s also a good cook, and Scotts Bluff. When not on the course just ask him) is a mirror etched with the per- you can easily find breathtaking views and fect name for a golf course refreshment area: historic attractions.

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ost golfers would think this is crazy -- that one of Arizona’s best golf courses costs only $50 to play, even in peak season; that one of that state’s most awesome golf resorts is 100 years old and yet only a few people are familiar with it; and you don’t have to go to Scottsdale to play Arizona’s finest fairways and greens. Welcome to the West Valley of Phoenix, where your golfing buddies and you can be well-entertained whether it’s on or off the course. The West Valley is a place where great golf vacations don’t cost a small fortune, according to Doug Foss, the director of sales and marketing for Verrado Golf Club in Buckeye. “I’ve been saying it for years, that the West Side has got a lot to offer in the way of golf and entertainment,” Foss said. The Verrado Golf Club in-

cludes both the Founders and Victory courses, two championship layouts closely associated with PGA Champions Tour star Tom Lehman. “Yes, we’ve got some very strong golf courses which rival the best of the best in Arizona,” Foss said. “But we’ve also got a lot of major venues associated with other sports, like the Cardinals, Coyotes, Spring Training and PIR (Phoenix International Raceway), where the overall experience is going to be just as warm and sunny and fuzzy, and cost a lot less, than what you’ll pay if you stay and play in Scottsdale.” It all starts with The Wigwam in Litchfield Park, that 100-year-old resort that once was the playground for employees of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. Boasting 54 holes of golf, including the famed Gold Course by legendary architect Robert Trent Jones Sr., The Wigwam also features 330 rooms that are serene and elegant and pure Arizona, from the adobe construction to the picturesque patios to the elegant

desert landscaping. And if that’s not enough to seal the deal, there’s three restaurants, including the award-winning, farm-to-table Litchfield’s, two historic bars/lounges, as well as two more bars poolside. Oh, yes, The Wigwam caps your experience with old-fashioned hotel service that is second to none. There are other things you will like in a big way at The Wigwam, such as an Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa; Red’s Sports Bar, which honors the resort’s first head pro; and an oasis-like campus that includes nearly 500 acres. Still, it’s the parkland, resort-styled golf (yes, grass and trees in the desert) that ranges in price from

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serve as a host site for $59-to-$119, that makes U.S. Open and U.S. The Wigwam special, Amateur qualifying. said director of golf Leo And the Red (6,852 Simonetta. yards) fits perfectly “We have a course between these two in here that fits every level terms of yardage and and type of golfer,” Simplayability, with open onetta said of his three fairways and greens layouts, which also inthat are not elevated clude the Blue and the like they are on the Red courses. The renovated Wigwam Resort, a cool oasis in the desert. Gold and Blue.” “The Blue Course The Wigwam, with its central location (6,000 yards) is the shortest of the three, is, obviously, the toughest of the three and which works well for beginners and newer can hold its own against the best collegiate in the West Valley, also serves as an ideal players, and it will still challenge the ex- players in the country each year at the Pa- launching point to get to other golf courses perienced player. The Gold (7,430 yards) triot All-America Invitational, as well as See ARIZONA HOT page 34

Big changes under way at Troon North Bent greens at its par-72 layout. The adjacent Pinnacle course will get a similar treatment SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – When you’re the in 2018 while The Phoenician course, also best in the Valley and have been for years, managed by Troon, will get a completely the question could always be asked, “Why new routing, transforming it into an 18-hole championship facility. the need to improve?” “We have plenty of top courses all over ArScottsdale-based Troon Golf recently answered that question by completing an ex- izona, the U.S. and all over the world for that tensive dollar renovation project on its top- matter, but the goal and the mission is to alranked Troon North Golf Club and is now ways keep them the best possible experience for our members and guest,” said Troon CEO preparing upgrades to its other facilities. The Monument Course at Troon North Dana Garmany at the Monument Course’s just reopened after a four-month restora- grand reopening. tion, which resulted in brand new Creeping A4 by art stricklin

The new greens were the main feature of the desert oasis, along with new bunker drainage, sand and semi-dwarf Bermuda grass collars at the Tom Weiskopf design, which takes full advantage of the spectacular Valley of the Sun landscape. The new grass, which was laid on all 18 holes and will be installed later on the Pinnacle course, will be heady enough to thrive under the often-uniting weather conditions and give players the most dependable and consistent putting surface. “There are so many new, different kinds of grasses out there now and the technology is so advanced from where it once was,” said Troon’s Senior Agronomist Brad Anderson. “It’s our

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Arizona Hot, cont. from 33 in the area. For instance, Verrado is just 15 minutes away and offers two upscale desert layouts that are completely opposite from the green grass of The Wigwam. The Founders Course, which Lehman did with John Fought, is bump-and-run golf in the desert against the backdrop of the White Mountains. And Lehman’s new Victory Course, where he went solo, is unique and different and built right into the mountain with backdrops that include everything from a rock quarry to grape vines. Verrado is priced right, too, with green fees mostly in the $50-to-$100 range. “We always say that the Verrado courses are the ‘best in the West,’ but I seriously believe they are as good as most you’ll find in Scottsdale,” Foss said. “Plus, I think (golfers) will like our setting and the views up against the White Tanks, where, seemingly, the entire rest of the Valley seems to lie below you.” The same could be said for Golf Club of Estrella in Goodyear, a Jackie Nicklausdesigned (yes, the Golden Bear’s eldest son) tract that winds its way through the namesake Estrella Mountains. Again, only about

The Verrado Golf Club Founders Course. 20 minutes from The Wigwam, the Golf Club of Estrella also will blow you away with an unbelievable setting that is complimented by sub-Arizona pricing that keeps most tee times in the $50-to-$100 range. Amazing, especially when you consider that Troon Golf (the highest standards in the industry) is in charge of the conditioning and management of the Golf Club of Estrella. “We are kind of a hidden gem in that we’re up there in the mountains and kind of away from it all,” Estrella’s general manager Trevor Finton said. “But when the

Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds are just down the road (at Goodyear Ballpark) for spring training, or when there’s a weekend race at nearby PIR (Phoenix International Raceway), we’re definitely a very busy high-end facility.” At the same time, Finton added, Estrella is one of the more friendlier Nicklaus layouts that golfers will ever encounter because, well. . . . “It’s a Jack Nicklaus Jr.-designed golf course; not a Jack Nicklaus-designed

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Scottsdale, continued from 33 goal and challenge to get the best possible conditions on our courses.” Troon North is over seeded in the fall to produce a lush green turf in winter when the average temperature ranges from 65-75 degrees. Troon North, one of the first major resorts to open in the Scottsdale area in 1990, is ranked annually as one of the top in the state and top 100 in the United States. Also with a steady stream of local play and members, the courses benefit from a partnership with the nearby Four Seasons Resort, which provides guests smooth access to the course and the ability for transportation. There are also charging privileges between the resort and the golf facility. From your villa room overlooking the mountains with telescopes in some rooms, a chimera fireplace and plunge pool, there is plenty to like at the resort before you even hit your first ball at Troon North. The Phoenician is another early addition to the Phoenix golf scene initially financed by noted, or infamous, local businessman Charles Keating. The new renovation at the course, which

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Spectacular view of the 17th hole the Golf Club of Estrella in Goodyear, Arizona.

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Goodyear, where Arthur Hills built the CEO of Grand Canyon University. “We had a great municipal golf course to championship par-72 Palms Course and course,” Finton said. “I think when people think of Nicklaus courses designed by Jack, start with, and John Fought just took it to Hale Irwin countered with the par-62 they think of severity. We don’t have that another level. It’s also fun to play and al- Lakes Course. Owned by PGA Tour star Phil Mickelson, severity because Palm Valley is Jackie didn’t build WEST VALLEY OF PHOENIX HOT SPOTS FOR GOLF priced right with in all that difficulgreen fees ranging ty that his father Verrado Golf Club Golf Club of Estrella from $27-to-$74 is well known for.” 4242 N. Golf Drive 118000 S. Golf Club Drive on the Palms and There are a couBuckeye, AZ 85396 Goodyear, AZ 85338 $20-to-$39 on the ple of other hot www.verradogolfclub.com www.estrellagolf.com Lakes. spots for golf in the (623) 388-3000 Add them all up West Valley, as it’s (623) 386-2600     and those five faonly 20 minutes The Wigwam Golf Resort cilities that are cenfrom The Wigwam Grand Canyon University Golf Course 451 N. Old Litchfield Road tered in the West to Grand Canyon 5902 W. Indian School Road Litchfield Park, AZ 85340 Valley of Phoenix University Golf Phoenix, AZ 85033 www.wigwamgolf.com offer a total of nine Course (formerly www.GCUgolf.com (623) 935-9414 courses and 162 Maryvale) in Phoe(623) 846-4022   holes of big-time nix, which has be   FOR RESORT RESERVATIONS  golf that, simply come one of the Palm Valley Golf Club The Wigwam Resort put, you and your more popular and 2211 N. Litchfield Road 300 Wigwam Boulevard buddies will thoraffordable courses Goodyear, AZ 85395 Litchefield Park, AZ 85340 oughly enjoy with($40 for locals and www.wigwamarizona.com www.palmvalleygolf.com out breaking the $50 for visitors) (623) 935-3811 bank. in the Valley after (623) 935-2500 About the audesigner Fought thor: Bill Huffman reinvented William Bell’s original masterpiece that dates back ways in great shape. In my opinion, if you has reported on golf for The Arizona Reprice us against the best golf here in the public, East Valley Tribune and AZGOLF to the early 1960s. “Every day is like the weekend in terms Valley, no one can touch us, it’s that great Insider for the past 30 years. Huffman is co-host of Backspin, The Golf Show and of our tee sheet,” said general manager Jesse of a deal.” The Wigwam also is just a short, five- also wrote the book Arizona’s Greatest Mueller, a former Arizona State standout who is the son of Brian Mueller, president/ minute jaunt to Palm Valley Golf Club in Golf Courses. 36

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Scottsdale, continued from 35 started in early January, will take the sometimes confusing three separate 9-hole layouts into one championship 18-hole layout, along with on-course villas and rooms at the expansive resort. There will even be a new practice and teaching facility for award-winning Phoenician golf instructor Michael Lamatta, The Westin Kierland Resort and 27-hole layout, which abuts the Troon Corporate headquarters, is also a multi-award winner itself, thanks to the hard work of club manager Nancy Dickens and her staff. Kierland also has new ways to get around the golf course by including the four-wheeled golf board, the big-wheel TurfRiders and the two-wheeled Segway, The Boulders hasn’t undergone any renovations lately, but the stunning natural scenery thankfully hasn’t changed. A course rarely lives up to its name better than this one with massive stone boulders high on the rock walls, which line many of the holes. Except for a good thousand years of evidence to the contrary, it looks as if the huge boulders could come crashing down at any moment, with the effect, especially on the south course, like playing in a massive stone garden on the moon’s surface.

The Westin Kierland Golf Club. SunRidge Canyon, another fine Troon par-71 property in nearby Fountain Hills, is another great layout placed down on the desert floor like a brilliant green desert ribbon of grass without many houses to clutter the view. Most of the houses here are on top of the canyon, leaving many of the holes along in the desert wash and arroyos with a few manmade lakes on the property. The newest and certainly one of the best and most interesting Troon-managed facilities is the Wickenburg Ranch layout in the small town of the same name, just 45 minutes northwest of Scottsdale. Like many great courses, it survived its share of financial difficulties at the beginning to transform into a spectacular piece of desert-designed golf by little-known local

architects Bill Brownlee and Wendell Pickett, who struck golfing gold in the middle of the Wickenburg mountains. What’s most promising about the Wickenburg Ranch facility is the nine-hole, par-3 course known as “Little Wick,” which includes a large bar and outdoor patio with the idea that the golf course should be fun with friends, first and foremost. Combine that with a large telescope and area for nighttime viewing in the dark skies, Wickenburg Ranch is well worth the trip up Highway 60 for a glimpse into the old Cowboy-influenced Arizona. The move to improve has kept Troon Golf at the forefront of golf management companies nationally and internationally. Go to www.troongolf.com for more information.

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An irresistable golf destination The courses are Burnham & Berrow in Somerset; Royal North Devon, Saunton ne golf destination in south- East, and Saunton West in Devon; and Trewest England worth putting vose and St. Enodoc in Cornwall. All six of on the top of your “bucket these championship links golf courses are list” is the group of six cham- listed in Golf Monthly Magazine’s (U.K.) pionship links golf courses known as the Top 100 in the United Kingdom. and Ireland. Atlantic Links (atlantic-links.co.uk). Each of these courses, marketed as a “trail destination,” over- BURNHAM & BERROW GOLF CLUB Since 1891, the sand hills and gorse looks the confluence of the Atlantic Ocean and the Bristol that form the backbone of the Burnham & Berrow Golf Club have stood the test Channel.

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of time. The many perfectly situated sand dunes, the panoramic views of the adjacent Parrett Estuary and Bristol Channel, the steady winds, and the tight lies are wonderful attributes of this championship links course. Give credit to golf course architect Charles Gibson as he efficiently utilized what Mother Nature provided. He created a course which continues to challenge, frustrate, and, in some odd way, entertain golfers as much now as it did more than a century ago. Simply put, Burnham & Ber-

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Royal North Devon, England’s oldest links course. which allows relief from situations that involve those roaming mammals -- “A ball which lies in or touches heaped or liquid manure may be lifted without penalty, cleaned, and dropped.” While the golf course is in a class by itself, Royal North Devon’s clubhouse is decorated like a golf museum as it’s filled with golf artifacts, trophies, and memorabilia, such as many of the golf clubs and golf balls which Taylor used to win the Open Championship. The only place in the U.K. with more historic golf memorabilia is at St. Andrews in Scotland. In a nutshell, Royal North ROYAL NORTH DEVON GOLF CLUB Royal North Devon is England’s old- Devon represents a blend of the present est links course, opening for play in 1864.  with the past. Some refer to Royal North Devon as the St. Andrews of England. When you play Royal SAUNTON GOLF CLUB A pastoral and peaceful place for people North Devon, you are literally walking through the pages of golf history – dating pursuing par – that is the best way to deback to Victorian England. Taylor played a scribe the golf experience at the Saunton big role in the growth of the club in the late Golf Club in Braunton 1800s and into the 1900s. His golf journey in north Devon.  Here, started at Royal North Devon where he golfers have access to a pair of 18-hole worked as a caddie as a young boy. Royal North Devon has been described championship links as a wild and natural course where golf- layouts – Saunton East ing traditions are on constant display. This and Saunton West.  At Saunton East course, as its website correctly states, is and Saunton West, “pure, raw exhilaration.” Believe it or not, at Royal North Devon, which are built upon sheep and horses are allowed to roam on the sand hills of the Burrows, the golf course. Those animals don’t in- Braunton terfere with play, as they tend to gather in the peaceful atmothe rough. Fortunately, there’s a local rule sphere is only interrow – a par-71 outlet, measuring nearly 6,700 yards from the back tees -- attracts golfers who crave a classic links golf experience.  Five-time Open champ J.H. Taylor once said that Burnham & Berrow is “one of the most sporting courses conceivable.” When playing Burnham & Berrow, make a reservation at The Dormy House for overnight accommodations.  This structure -- a one-minute walk from the first tee -- can house eight people in four twin-bedded rooms.

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rupted by the sound of the nearby sea. As you look at both courses from various vantage points, the local terrain does not look like a golf course. Instead, it looks like a series of natural sand dunes which act as a natural buffer protecting the integrity of the nearby seashore from local erosion. Instead, in between the sand dunes are the many fairways of the Saunton Golf Club. The best way to describe Saunton Golf Club is to listen to six-time major golf champion Nick Faldo. “I’ve no doubt that if the East Course were located on the coast of Lancashire or Kent, it would have hosted an Open Championship by now,” Faldo said. “The landscape on the West Course is perhaps even more spectacular than the East Course.” At Saunton, there are no sounds of motorized forms of transportation and there are no homes on the course. Instead, you are at one with Mother Nature from the

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nspired by a deep desire to connect people to nature, Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops and Big Cedar Lodge, has set out to create one of the greatest golf experiences in the country. With names like Nicklaus, Palmer, and Watson behind the design. it's no wonder that Top of the Rock is the first-ever par-3, 9-hole course played in a PGA TOUR® Champions event. Along with the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, the Arnold Palmer Driving Range is an experience you won't want to miss, even after dark. It features sixteen fully lit target greens and teeing decks with recessed lighting. Nearby Buffalo Ridge is its own world-class outing and has been ranked the #l course in Missouri by Golf Magazine for 2016-2017. The game of golf is continuing to grow at Big Cedar® Lodge, and they recently introduced a Gary Player-designed world-class short course, Mountain Top. Mountain Top and Buffalo Ridge will also be part of the 2018 Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf event. This year Big Cedar will open a Coore & Crenshaw 18-hole, championship course and a series of Tom Watson putting greens. Golf at Big Cedar Lodge is truly an experience you will never forget! Call today to book your Stay and Play Getaway!

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Left: First hole of Trevose Golf & Country Club. Above: Looking towards the clubhouse at Saunton. moment you arrive until the moment you leave. TREVOSE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB First impressions are so important in life. That’s especially true when you play the Trevose Golf & Country Club, located near Padstow, in north Cornwall. At the first tee, there’s a clear view of the Trevose Head and the quies, the rocky formations that jut out above the surface of the nearby Atlantic Ocean, not far from Trevose Head. Golfers have enjoyed this view since 1925. In fact, on many occasions during

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your round, you will get a similar view of Trevose Head and the three quies you see from the first tee. The Championship Course at Trevose, a brilliant 18-hole layout, was designed by Harry Colt. As you play the Championship Course, which overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, make sure you check out the golden sandy beaches and the dramatic seaside vistas of Constantine Bay. What’s so special about Trevose is that you can always hear the sound of crashing surf on the nearby shores from any location on the course.

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Towards the green at hole 12 at Burnham & Berrow.

With many affordable and comfortable on-site accommodation options, access to the Constantine restaurant, a full-service bar, close proximity to seven beaches, and many coastal walking paths, Trevose is one of Cornwall’s ideal stay-and-play golf destinations, whether or not you play golf. ST. ENODOC GOLF CLUB The St. Enodoc Golf Club, located across the Camel Estuary in Rock, Cornwall, has all the characteristics of a true seaside links golf course – firm, consistent greens; undulating fairways; tight, uneven fairway lies; tough bunkers; blind shots; and many seaside views of the River Camel estuary and

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the Atlantic Ocean. At St. Enodoc, there are two courses: the Church course designed by James Braid, which opened in 1890, and the Holywell course, a shorter course which provides a typical links terrain with less daunting shots. The Church course gets its name from the 11th Century St. Enodoc Church – an old Norman Church -- which sits in the middle of the course alongside the 11th fairway.  One of the biggest compliments that can be bestowed on St. Enodoc is that a few Open champions have come to play golf at St. Enodoc. That list includes Braid, Henry

Cotton, Jim Barnes and Tom Watson. One of Braid’s most famous design features is the Himalaya bunker on the sixth hole. It is reputedly the tallest sand bunker in Europe. Avoid this hazard. When you reach the 18th tee of the Church Course, admire the view before striking your tee shot. Without a doubt, Braid saved the best view at St. Enodoc for last. Some golfers simply refer to that view as “unbelievable.” Golf Digest ranks the course as the 99th best in the world and Golf Journal lists St. Enodoc as the 51st best course in Europe. Simply put, England’s Atlantic Links are an irresistible golf destination.

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Unlocking this puzzle will require return Ample room to line up your birdie putt on the fourth greeen at Streamsong Black.

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There are apparently many ways to get from Orlando to Streamsong Golf Resort. In three separate trips, Siri has never guided me on the same path there or back. Let me just say that all ways are worth the venture. Previous trips were to play the Streamsong Red, by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore, and Streamsong Blue, designed by Tom Doak. At this year’s PGA Merchandise Show, four golf writers were on the road south shortly before 6 a.m. to make certain of an early arrival for an 8 a.m. tee time on the new Streamsong Black, designed by one of the world’s hottest architects in Gil Hanse, who coincidentally will be helping Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa with its extensive renovation this summer. Unlike Red and Blue, Streamsong Black doesn’t wind its way between the massive dunes created by the phosphate mining that was done on this reclaimed site for decades. There is still plenty of less dramatic elevation change, but Hanse more than made up for the difference with huge sloping greens that will take golfers back to trips they have made to Scotland or Ireland. Or introduce that thrill to golfers who haven’t been yet. The greens actually were meant to be 44

around 8,000 square feet, but since the Bermuda ultra dwarf grass Mini-Verde was used for the surrounds as well, it has taken on the same characteristics as the greens and is now virtually indistinguishable, giving the greens added girth. “There has been a lot of commentary on the greens on the Black Course and the actual size of the greens is not as large as most people would think, about 8,000 square feet

Pot bunker guards the sixth green. on average.” Hanse told Golf Oklahoma. “The puzzle comes from the fact that we grassed the surrounds with the same grass as the greens, so that appearance of the greens is much larger. This was a concession to two things; one is practical in that it acts as a buffer for the greens from the more aggressive fairway grass. The second

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is that we wanted to place an emphasis on the ground game and allow for the ground game to be the primary option for recovery from the green surrounds. “The only way to accomplish this was to use the same grass species, we knew it would be a bit of a risk, since the aesthetics would be much more like a links course, but we primarily opted for playability over an aesthetic that might be more familiar to American golfers. We really wanted to be creative with the recoveries. Since the surrounds are based primarily on undulation, some of them significant, and the greens are based primarily on slope, the puzzle is to figure out the best route to navigate through the undulation to get to the slopes.” The result is you may reach your share of greens in regulation, but the first putt may be more than 100 feet and involve cresting mounds and triple breaks. It’s a fun challenge. Despite generous landing areas and the size of the greens, there is a ton to learn on a first trip around Black, which makes returning imperative, because even with a competent caddie’s guidance you will find yourself wishing you had known how various ground shots roll out or how wind and elevation affect certain carries. Very much a links experience, as are all W W W.GOLFOKL AHOMA.ORG


View from the tee box on the par-3 17th, sand in front, snakes and gators lurk behind. three courses at this unique resort that, like Bandon Dunes, offers U.S. golfers a taste of links golf without the overseas trip, only this one lacks the ocean. But the playing characteristics are very similar. Hanse hopes that golfers will want to return to unlock more of the subtleties he created on Black, including bunker complexes designed to present the low handicap players from the back tees with a vastly different look than those faced by those unable to hit 310-yard tee shots. “My hope is that they had fun, and that the creativity required to play the course provided some memorable shots,” Hanse said. “We also hope that they leave the course wanting to come back and try it again, armed with some course knowledge

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that they might not have had on the first time out. We hope it is a course that needs to be learned over multiple visits and that the additional experience yields more enjoyment each and every time.” As mentioned, Black shares common playability themes with Red and Blue, but was built on much different terrain, giving Hanse the challenge of making it unique yet similar. “Since our courses have a stylistic compatibility with the courses of Coore and Crenshaw and Doak, we focused on the scale of our site as being the main difference in character from those courses.” Hanse said. “While Red and Blue were purposefully routed together and are co-mingled in features and landscape we were off by

ourselves on a larger scale property. As a result, we tried to build our features on a larger scale and worked to fit our holes to the larger landscape that Black sits on.” Streamsong Black was named the best new course of 2017 by Golf Magazine and Golfweek’s Brad Klein wrote that he expects it to easily land in the top 50 of Golfweek’s Top100 Modern Course list. Streamsong is about 90 minutes from Orlando or 60 from Tampa. It has its own resort hotel. Courses must be walked with a caddie or push cart in the winter months, golf carts are available in the heat of summer, but you will still want to walk and get the feel for the course as much as possible. Go to streamsongresort.com for more information, bookings and tee times.

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ver wanted to test your touch on greens as firm, fast and pristine as any the PGA Tour players face? We advise you make a stop soon at the new Mountain Top course in Hollister, Mo., the third course of at least five planned in the new golf destination Johnny Morris is building just outside of Branson. Mountain Top is a 13-hole par-3 course designed by Gary Player built in a semicircle around the hilltop clubhouse on the site of the former Murder Rock Golf Course. To the east, crews are working on completing the Ben Crenshaw-Bill Coore design, scheduled to open in September, that is rumored to be staggeringly good. Below to the north and west is the new Payne’s Valley designed by Tiger Woods, with several holes looking nearly complete and others still in the earth-moving stage. On a gorgeous, if windy fall afternoon, we combined a venture on the new Mountain Top layout with 18 holes below at Buffalo Ridge Springs Course (formerly

Branson Creek), an easily accomplished duo making for an enjoyable day. Mountain Top took about 90 minutes to play even though it is all walking, leaving us plenty of time for lunch and 18 holes on the Tom Fazio-designed Buffalo Ridge. As there was no one pressuring us, we took a few practice putts on the first green at Mountain Top, to let our nerves absorb the shock of putting on greens rolling at least 12 on the Stimpmeter and to delight in how true the roll was. We could tell immediately it was going to be a challenge to judge the speeds and breaks on the new T-1 bent grass greens. Playability wise, it was challenging, but fair for the most part. Only one putt was impossible to get close, that from the top ridge on the seventh hole to the pin on the bottom back plateau. Chipping was a challenge as the tight zoysia grass tends to grab and make pitch-and-run shots difficult to judge, while flying the ball onto the green also requires a deft touch to keep it from getting away. The views are spectacular, with three of the large greens at eye level with huge drop offs beyond creating an infinity effect. Morris has carefully exposed granite and

limestone rock formations around many of the holes, which range from as short as 82 yards to as long as 239 yards uphill into the prevailing wind. You won’t want to leave many of your clubs in the car. After a few holes of tentative putting, we started getting the feel of the greens and made some memorable putts, including one that required riding a ridge for about 15 feet past the hole then watching the ball dive left and come back into the center of the cup. My best shot, a 4-iron of about 180 yards into the wind that ran within 2 feet of the cup, went unrewarded. In my group, we call that a CFI putt. The first word is complete and the last is idiot. Anything just outside a gimme and just short of requiring any skill. Steve Friedlander, the vice president of golf for Big Cedar Lodge, said the reaction to the new course has been overwhelmingly positive and that he sees it eventually becoming a very popular course on its own and as part of packages that include rounds at Ozark National (CrenshawCoore), Payne’s Valley, Buffalo Ridge or Top of the Rock. “I see it being utilized in a lot of different ways,” Friedlander said. “It will certainly

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be part of our packages offered with the other great courses. Or it’s a course you could play at the beginning or end of the day. It’s a course you can get up and play and still have time to go do other things because it only takes an hour-and-a-half.” As a stand alone round, the fee for Mountain Top is $75 for adults, $30 for ages 17 and under. Soon golfers will have three practice greens to warm up on, a regular practice green, a putting and chipping green and a Tom Watson-designed Himalaya putting green that will replace the one that was part of the Top of the Rock practice facilities until it collapsed in a sinkhole which is now well on its way to being an attraction of its own. A stream will ring the three practice greens complete with a replica of the Swilcan Bridge from the 17th hole at St. Andrews. In addition to the Crenshaw-Coore course, a huge practice facility to be called the Payne Stewart Learning Center, is under construction east of Mountain Top. It will have a building with the latest indoor teaching technology as well as a driving range and a museum filled with Payne Stewart memorabilia.

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Rustic beauty: Ozark National next up by ken macleod

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ill Coore likes to tease his current boss that he wants the new Ozark National Golf Course in Hollister, Mo., to look like the impossible had happened – Bass Pro owner Johnny Morris went bust. “I tell Johnny I want people to think when they see this course that he ran out of money,” Coore said at the PGA Merchandise Show press conference to co-promote Ozark National and David McLay Kidd’s Mammoth Dunes at Sand Valley Resort in central Wisconsin. “I want them to think he couldn’t afford to buy any more fertilizer, another mower, couldn’t afford to make the bunkers straight,” Coore said. “Johnny just laughs. Fortunately he has a great sense of humor.” Coore and design partner Ben Crenshaw have given Ozark National what they collectively term a rustic look that stands in contrast to the other courses at Morris’ emerging golf destination, including Jack Nicklaus’ Top of the Rock, Tom Fazio’s Buffalo Ridge and Gary Player’s Mountain Top, as well as the new course under construction designed by Tiger Woods. Those 48

courses all dazzle with precision, where played on the ground or in the air.” Crenshaw and Coore are renowned for Ozark National may create some indecitheir minimalist architectural style which sion. Coore said he and Crenshaw wanted to accentuates natural landforms and keeps create playing lanes and options for the as much of the native vegetation and ambiance as ground game possible. On while taking a rocky mounadvantage of tainside, that the great nummeant workber of ridge ing wonders lines that run with the ridgethroughout lines. the property, Ozark Naeach of which tional is schedcommands a uled to open in 360-degree September. By view of the then, the Morsurrounding ris outdoor Ozark counempire near tryside. Branson will “The vistas include four are stunning, golf courses breat ht ak– Big Cedar ing,” Coore Lodge, the Ansaid. “We had Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore at Ozark National. cient Ozarks a chance to work with something really special here Natural History Museum at Top of the and you don’t always get to say that. It Rock, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, and does have a rustic feel, where not ev- the Big Cedar Outdoor Academy Shooting ery edge is straight and the game can be Range – plus a cave tour, the clubhouse

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and restaurants at Top of the Rock and more being built. In nearby Springfield, the Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Aquarium opened in the fall to rave reviews. “It’s incredible, almost beyond belief what he’s doing,” Coore said. “And it all goes back to his desire to really try to call attention to the beauty of the Ozarks. People from all over the country and the world will come there and I think he just wanted to create a magnet. And it’s not just the golf courses, it’s the aquarium, the whole scope of everything he’s created.” Coore and Crenshaw also have designed a course at Sand Valley Resort, the other great emerging golf destination owned by Mike Keiser, the developer of Bandon Dunes on the Oregon coast. Kidd designed the first course – Bandon Dunes – at the resort, and, after Tom Doak added Pacific Trails, Crenshaw and Coore designed Bandon Trails. Coore credited Kidd for the success of that first design, noting it led not only to the additional courses at Bandon, but gave the developers of Streamsong, Cabot and the Sand Valley Resort the confidence to build a new type of no-frills, authentic golf resort without housing and emphasizing the traditions of the game, including many elements of links golf. Gil Hanse, who recently designed the Streamsong Black course, said it’s an incredible moment in golf architecture. “I agree with Bill. We are living in an extraordinary time for golf course architecture because the projects are based on golf and the purity of the game and the landscape it is built on. Owners are focused on excellence and quality and all of us golfers are so fortunate to be able to play the results of their passion.” Now Coore and Crenshaw are bringing some of that same passion and authentic golf to the Ozarks. W W W.GOLFOKL AHOMA.ORG

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Glacier Club: A cool mountain retreat

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klahomans on the lookout for a cool retreat from the summer heat may want to check out the newest offering at the Glacier Club, a resort community north of Durango, Colo.. The cours presented some unique challenges that were met by designers Hale

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Irwin and Todd Schoeder. The first nine holes of what would become the 18-hole Glacier Club Mountain Course opened in 2004. But a 1,000-acre land swap with the U.S. Forest Service, required for Irwin’s and Schoeder’s second nine, took eight years to complete. The new nine, which traverses dramatic mountain terrain, was blasted out of ridges of native

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Rocky Mountain sandstone, quartzite and granite. Blast debris – 10,000 truckloads of it – forms the base of the fairways of the new nine. The challenges of working with such steep terrain, the two designers said, included finding a routing that could stand up to erosion, be properly irrigated, deliver maximum vistas, preserve home site values and,

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for playability, Irwin added, “find those spots that hit your happy button.” The Glacier Club’s two 18s lie in the narrow valley of Animas River which at times is a raging white-water torrent beneath 1,000foot sheer cliffs. Several times a day, from spring through early fall, the wail of the steam whistle of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad tourist train echoes across the valley. The par-71, 7,035-yard Mountain Course rises and falls over 600 feet of elevation between 7,200 and 7,800 feet above sea level, although the most extreme elevation changes occur between one green and the next tee. The course has six miles of concrete cart paths. The $11-million 18-hole construction cost worked out to about $611,000 per hole, Schoeder said.

Co-designed by three-time U.S. Open Champion The Mountain Course joins The Glacier Club’s Valley Course, a design by Arthur Hills, that opened for play in 1976. The Valley course, which Irwin called “a Florida golf course in the mountains,” is in fact a sister design to one of Hills’ Innisbrook courses in Palm Harbor, Fla. By contrast, Irwin said, the new Mountain Course “is a Rocky Mountain course” that maximizes the property’s sweeping views of Aspens, Ponderosa pines and towering granite cliffs. “I thank the man upstairs [for the views], said Irwin, who grew up in Colorado. “We just try to facilitate, because the Rocky Mountains are beautiful to start with. We just try not to screw it up.” Irwin is a three-time U.S. Open winner who won 20 PGA Tour events and went 13-6-2 during five Ryder Cup competitions. Over the last 30 years, he has been involved in 27 new designs or renovations. Now 72, he no longer plays tournament golf beyond a handful of Champions Tour appearances each year. Surprisingly, he said he has never enjoyed playing casual golf – and enjoys it even less so now that his game is no longer where he wants it to be. “I didn’t want to be one of those guys so invested in my golf game that when it went away, I was left with nothing,” he said. Instead, family, friends and course design are his focus, he said.

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What’s nearby Between Durango and Glacier Club are two worthy daily-fee courses – Hillcrest Golf Club and Dalton Ranch Golf Club. Piñon Hills Golf Course in Farmington, N.M., recognized as one of the top-10 muni courses in the nation, lies about an hour’s drive south. Within about a two-hour drive are the ancient cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park, Hovenweep National Monument and Chaco Culture National Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Closer to Durango visitors soak in the soothing mineral waters of the Trimble Hot Springs.

Home development Jim Finnegan, general manager of The Glacier Club, said the club draws its members mostly from Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and elsewhere in Colorado. While most of the 427 members live at The Glacier Club only during the May-through-October golf season, skiing at the Purgatory Resort, 10 miles away, is making The Glacier Club a winter home as well. Hiking, mountain biking, tennis, horseback riding and whitewater kayaking on the Animas, rapidly are turning The Glacier Club into a four-season community, Finnegan said. Dan Vukelich, former editor of Sun Country Golf magazine and ABQ Free Press, is a freelance golf writer who lives in Albuquerque. Reach him at dan@newmexicogolfnews.com. W W W.GOLFOKL AHOMA.ORG

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Elks Golf and Country Club

• Location: 13500 N. Acme Rd., Shawnee, 74804 • Address: P.O. Box 1448, Shawnee, 74804 • Par/Yardage: 72/6122 whites, 6550 blues • Course Rating: 70.9; Slope: 120 • Architect: Perry Maxwell, Jerry Slack (redesign) • Year Opened: 1950, 1998 (redesign) • Head Professional: Greg Cox • Superintendent: Jimmy Bidack • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, pool • Practice Facilities: putting green, bunker, practice area • Lessons: Jimmy Bidack • Email: elkspro1@gmail.com • Phone Number: 405-275-1060

Frederick Country Club

Belmar Golf Club

• Address: 1025 E. Indian Hills Rd., Norman, 73071 • Par/Yardage: 70/6094 whites, 6519 blues • Course Rating: 71.6; Slope: 121 • Architect: Tripp Davis • Year Opened: 2002 • Director of Golf: Garrett Diel, PGA • General Manager: Stacy Rachel • Superintendent: Jeremy Biswell, OKGCSA • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, restaurant, pool, GPS system • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, 4-hole short course • Lessons: Joey Martinez, PGA, Garrett Diel, PGA • Email: Proshop@Ilovethiscourse.com • Website: www.ilovethiscourse.com • Phone Number: 405-364-0111

Broken Arrow Golf and Athletic Club

• Address: 1651 E. Omaha St., Broken Arrow, 74012 • Par/Yardage: 72/6023 whites, 6732 blues • Course Rating: 73; Slope: 127 • Architect: Lyndy Lindsey • Year Opened: 1999 • Superintendent: Aaron Gutierrez • Amenities: golf carts, pro shop, pool, tennis, restaurant, workout facility • Practice Facilities: putting, chipping green, driving range • Lessons: Scott Reno • Email: brokenarrow.golf@lindseymanagment.com • Website: www. Brokenarrowgolfac.com • Phone Number: 918-355-0602

Cedar Ridge Country Club

• Address: 10302 S. Garnett Rd., Broken Arrow, 74011 • Par/Yardage: 71/6396 whites, 7513 blues • Course Rating: 73.8; Slope: 139 • Architect: Joe Finger • Year Opened: 1970 • General Manager: Cleve Stubblefield • Director of Golf: David Bryan, PGA • Superintendent: Mike Wooten, OKGCSA • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, pool, tennis, fitness center • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, short-game area, bunkers, learning center • Lessons: Maggie Roller (director of instruction) and assistants • Email: dbryan@crccok.com • Website: www.cedarridgecountryclub.com • Phone Number: 918-252-2505

Cottonwood Creek Golf Club

• Location: 2900 S. 161st St., Chickasha 73018 • Address: Box 1264, Chickasha, 73023 • Par/Yardage: 70/6109 • Course Rating: 69; Slope: 115

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• Year Opened: 1915 • Head Professional: Jerry Morris • Green Fees: $16 (non-member) • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting greens, chipping greens, bunkers • Lessons: Jerry Morris • Email: cottonwoodcreek2@aol.com • Phone Number: 405-224-1250

The Coves Golf Club

• Address: 32922 Pebble Beach, Afton, 74331 • Par/Yardage: 72/6106 whites, 6502 blues • Course Rating: 71.7; Slope: 119 • Year Opened: 1985 • Head Professional: Nathaniel J. Alloway, PGA • Superintendent: Nathaniel J. Alloway • Amenities: golf carts, pro shop, snack bar • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker • Lessons: Nathaniel J. Alloway, Grant Watkins • Email: thecoves@gmail.com • Website: www.covesgolfclub.com • Phone Number: 918-782-3220

Dornick Hills Country Club

• Location: 519 Country Club Rd., Ardmore, 73401 • Address: Box 1787, Ardmore, 73402 • Par/Yardage: 70/6102 whites, 6586 blues • Course Rating: 73.4; Slope: 136 • Architect: Perry Maxwell • Year Opened: 1913, 1923 (back 9) • Head Professional: Derek Claborn, PGA • Superintendent: Ed McKinney • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, pool, tennis • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker • Lessons: Derek Claborn, PGA; one assistant • Email: dornickpro@cableone.net • Website: www.dornickhills.com • Phone Number: 580-223-2957

Elk City Golf and Tennis Club

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Location: 1800 Country Club Rd., Duncan, 73533 • Address: Box 520, Duncan, 73533 • Par/Yardage: 71/6225 whites, 6639 blues • Course Rating: 70.8; Slope: 124 • Architect: Perry Maxwell, Floyd Farley (back 9) • Year Opened: 1921, 1950 (back 9) • Director of Golf: Mike Hansen, PGA (GM) • Superintendent: Luke Sturgell, OGCSA • Amenities: golf carts, pro shop, restaurant, tennis, pool • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker • Lessons: Mike Hansen, Dakota Hicks • Email: duncangolfandtennisclub@yahoo.com, mhan-

• Location: 1000 N. First St., Frederick, 73542 • Address: Drawer E, Frederick, 73542 • Par/Yardage: 36/3120 • Course Rating: 68.5; Slope: 106 • Year Opened: 1930s • Superintendent: Randy Doze • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, pool, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Email: frederickgolfandcountryclub@gmail.com • Phone Number: 580-335-2911

Gaillardia Country Club

• Address: 5300 Gaillardia Blvd., Oklahoma City, 73142 • Par/Yardage: 72/6791 whites, 7255 blues • Course Rating: 76.9; Slope: 141 • Architect: Arthur Hills • Year Opened: 1998 • Head Professional: Ryan Rody, PGA (GM) • Directors of Golf: Ryan Rody, Brad Sliauter, PGA • Superintendent: Sean Hogan, GCSAA • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, restaurant, pool, tennis, fitness center, basketball courts, volleyball courts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping greens, four bunkers, short- game range • Lessons: Ryan Rody, PGA; assistants • Email: rrody@gaillardia.com • Website: www.gaillardia.com • Phone Number: 405-302-2810

Golf Club of Oklahoma

• Location: 20400 E. 141st St., Broken Arrow, 74014 • Address: Box 205, Broken Arrow, 74013 • Par/Yardage: 72/6847 whites, 7183 blues • Course Rating: 75.3; Slope: 141 • Architect: Tom Fazio • Year Opened: 1983 • General Manager: Tim Johnson • Head Professional: Kirt Mowery, PGA • Superintendent: Dave Camuso, OGCSA • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, tennis, pool, cottages • Practice Facilities: indoor driving range, putting green, chipping greens, bunkers, extensive indoor computerized teaching system • Lessons: Suzie Fisher (PGA Director of Instruction) • Email: golfpro@golfclubofok.com • Website: www.golfcluboklahoma.com • Phone Number: 918-486-6579

Guthrie Golf and Country Club

• Address: 3401 E. Oklahoma 105, Guthrie, 73044 • Par/Yardage: 70/6245 whites, 6454 blues • Course Rating: 71.3; Slope: 126 • Architect: Alex Findlay • Year Opened: 1900 • Head Professional: Michael Cordis • Amenities: golf carts, pro shop, restaurant, pool, tennis, lake, full bar • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Email: guthriegolf@coxinet.net • Website: www.guthriecountryclub.com • Phone Number: 405-282-1315

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PRIVATE COURSES The Greens Country Club

• Address: 13100 Green Valley Dr., Oklahoma City, 73120 • Par/Yardage: 71/6060 whites, 6709 blues • Course Rating: 73.2; Slope: 136 • Architect: Don Sechrest • Year Opened: 1972 • Ambassador of Golf: Brent Cryer, PGA • General Manager: Alex Hammill • Head Professional: Matt Davis, PGA • Superintendent: Andy Thibault, OKGCSA • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, tennis, pool • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, chipping greens, bunkers, short game facility • Lessons: Brent Cryer; four assistants • Email: bcryer@thegreenscc.com • Website: www.thegreenscc.com • Phone Number: 405-751-7095

Hidden Trails Country Club

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Location: N.W. of I-240 & South Pennsylvania • Address: 6501 S. Country Club Dr., Oklahoma City, 73159 • Par/Yardage: 72/6084 whites, 6450 blues • Course Rating: 71.2; Slope: 126 • Architect: Ab Justice • Year Opened: 1952 • General Manager: Judy Rollins • Director of Golf: Wade Walker, PGA • Superintendent: Gene O’Bryant • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, pool, tennis • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, practice bunker, virtual golf simulator • Lessons: Wade Walker, Mike Stewart, PGA • Email: wade@hiddentrailsokc.com • Website: www.hiddentrailsokc.org • Phone Number: 405-685-7751

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Hillcrest Country Club

• Address: 1901 Price Rd, Bartlesville, 74006 • Par/Yardage: 71/6294 whites, 6760 blues • Course Rating: 72.1; Slope: 132 • Architect: Perry Maxwell • Year Opened: 1926 • Head Professional: Aaron Speaker, PGA • General Manager: Theresa Korpi • Superintendent: Matt Wilson, OKGCSA • Amenities: golf carts, pro shop, restaurant, pool, tennis • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, chipping green, bunkers • Lessons: Aaron Speaker; two assistants • Email: golfshop@hillcrestok.com • Website: www.hillcrestok.com • Phone Number: 918-333-0687

The Club at Indian Springs

• Location: 16006 E. 131st St., Broken Arrow, 74011 • Address: P.O. Box 3367, Broken Arrow, 74013 River Course • Par/Yardage: 72/6136 whites, 6932 blues • Course Rating: 74.4; Slope: 131 • Architect: George Fazio • Year Opened: 1967 The Lakes Course • Par/Yardage: 70/5526 whites, 5894 blues • Course Rating: 69.1; Slope: 126 • Architect: Don Sechrest • Year Opened: 1974 • General Manager: Mark Barrett • Head Professional: Steve Ramsey, PGA • Superintendent: David Jones, OKGCSA • Amenities: golf carts, pro shop, restaurant, pool, tennis • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, chipping greens, bunkers, short game facility, indoor hitting • Lessons: Steve Ramsey, Tyler Cornell • Email: sramsey@indianspringsclub.com • Website: www.indianspringsclub.com • Phone Number: 918-455-9515

Lawton Country Club

• Address: 4601 W. Gore Blvd., Lawton, 73505 • Par/Yardage: 71/6119 whites, 6686 blues • Course Rating: 72.2; Slope: 122 • Architect: Perry Maxwell (original 9), Floyd Farley (second 9) • Year Opened: 1948 • Director of Golf: Johnny Wilson (GM) • Superintendent: Bo Baize • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, pool, tennis • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, chipping greens, bunkers • Lessons: Johnny Wilson • Website: www.lawtoncc.com • Email: johnny@lawtoncc.com • Phone Number: 580-353-2073

Links at Stillwater

• Address: 4599 N. Washington St., Stillwater, 74075 • Par/Yardage: 71/5788 whites, 6258 blues • Course Rating: 71.2; Slope: 126 • Architect: Lyndy Lindsey • Year Opened: 2005 • Head Professional: Blake Bergman (GM) • Superintendent: A.J. McGilbery • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, grill, pool, fitness center, tanning beds, hot tub • Practice Facilities: putting green, aqua driving range • Lessons: Blake Bergman • Email: stillwater.golf@lindseymanagement.com • Website: www.linksatstillwatergolf.com • Phone Number: 405-780-7167

McAlester Country Club

• Location: 1500 Country Club Rd., McAlester, 74502 • Address: Box 1122, McAlester, 74502 • Par/Yardage: 70/5593 whites, 6073 blues • Course Rating: 70.3; Slope: 124 • Architect: Floyd Farley (second 9), Mark Hayes

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Meadowbrook Country Club

• Address: 9300 E. 81st St., Tulsa, 74133 • Par/Yardage: 71/6261 whites, 6741 blues • Course Rating: 72.6; Slope: 131 • Architect: Press Maxwell (original 9), Don Sechrest (second 9), Jay Morrish/Carter Morrish (redesign) • Year Opened: 1948 • General Manager: Chris Ferguson • Head Professional: Damon Salisbury, PGA • Superintendent: Jason Judd, OKGCSA • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, pool • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, three hole par 3 course • Lessons: Shawn Pumphrey, Damon Salisbury • Email: cmearns@meadowbrookcc.net, dsalisbury@ meadowbrookcc.net • Website: www.meadowbrookcc.net • Phone Number: 918-252-4122, 918-252-4121

Moore Golf and Athletic Club

• Address: 920 SW 19th St., Moore, 73160 • Par/Yardage: 72/6132 whites, 6789 blues • Course Rating: 72.4; Slope: 117 • Architect: Lyndy Lindsey • Year Opened: 1999 • Director of Golf: Jason Beauchamp (GM) • Superintendent: Jeremy McPherson • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, weight room, tennis courts, grill, pools • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Email: moore.golf@lindseymanagement.com • Website: www.lindseymanagement.com • Phone Number: 405-790-0264

Muskogee Golf Club

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 2400 N. Country Club Rd., Muskogee, 74403 • Par/Yardage: 71/6326 blues, 6729 gold • Course Rating: 71.0; Slope: 131 • Architect: Leslie Brownlee, Perry Maxwell (first redesign), Tripp Davis (second redesign) • Year Opened: 1907 • Director of Golf: Brent Anderson, PGA • Head Professional: Tony Collins, PGA (GM) • Superintendent: Keith Callery, OKGCSA • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, events • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker • Lessons: Tony Collins, PGA or Brent Anderson, PGA • Website: www.muskogeecountryclub.com • Phone Number: 918-682-3721

Oak Hills Country Club

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 519 N. Country Club Rd., Ada, 74820 • Par/Yardage: 72/6198 whites, 6796 blues • Course Rating: 72.1; Slope: 126 • Architect: Perry Maxwell • Year Opened: 1936 • General Manager: Michael Baird • Head Professional: Larry Flesner, PGA • Superintendent: Brad Grigg • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, pool, tennis, bar & grill • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, bunker • Lessons: Larry Flesner • Email: oakhills@cableone.net • Website: www.oakhillsada.com • Phone Number: 580-332-3762

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Oak Tree Country Club

• Address: 700 W. Country Club Dr., Edmond, 73003 East Course • Par/Yardage: 70/6439 whites, 7087 blues • Course Rating: 76.9; Slope: 139 • Architect: Pete Dye • Year Opened: 1981 West Course • Par/Yardage: 70/6270 whites, 6752 blues • Course Rating: 74.6; Slope: 139 • Architect: Pete Dye • Year Opened: 1983 • General Manager: Travis Shank • Head Professional: Devin Davenport, PGA • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, pool, full-service sports center, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunkers • Lessons: Devin Davenport, Chad Bakken; three assistants • Website: www.oaktreecc.net • Phone Number: 405-340-1010

Oak Tree National

• Address: 1515 W. Oak Tree Dr., Edmond, 73025 • Par/Yardage: 71/6424 whites, 7410 blues • Course Rating: 79.3; Slope: 155 • Architect: Pete Dye • Year Opened: 1976 • General Manager: Tom Jones, PGA • Director of Golf: Steve Kimmel, PGA • Head Professional: Jon Sandell, PGA • Superintendent: Josh Cook, OKGCSA • Amenities: golf carts, pro shop, restaurant, grill • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunkers • Lessons: Steve Kimmel, Jon Sandell; two assistants • Email: skimmel@oaktreenational.com • Website: www.oaktreenational.com • Phone Number: 405-348-2004

Oak Tree National in Edmond. • Architect: Perry Maxwell, A.W. Tillinghast (redesign) • Year Opened: 1927 • General Manager: Oliver Boudin • Head Professional: Tim Fleming, PGA • Superintendent: Craig Elms, OKGCSA • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, pool, tennis, health club/spa • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, chipping greens, bunkers • Lessons: Tim Fleming; three assistants; Len Casteel, PGA Pro Emeritus • Website: www.okcgcc.com • Phone Number: 405-848-4344

• Location: 4101 Oaks Country Club Drive Tulsa, 74132 • Address: P.O. Box 9339, Tulsa, 74157 • Par/Yardage: 71/6225 whites, 6987 blues • Course Rating: 75.2; Slope: 138 • Architect: A.W. Tillinghast, Bill Bergin redesign 2015 • Year Opened: 1922 • General Manager: Pat Tubach, PGA • Head Professional: Rick Reed, PGA • Superintendent: Dan Robinson, OKGCSA • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, pool, tennis, practice course • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunkers, short-game area • Lessons: Rick Reed; four assistants • Email: golfshop@oakscountryclub.com • Website: www.oakscountryclub.com • Phone Number: 918-446-5518

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Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club

• Address: 7000 NW Grand Blvd., Oklahoma City, 73116 • Par/Yardage: 71/6315 blue, 6861 black • Course Rating: 73.2; Slope: 128

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• Address: 13604 E. 84th St. N., Owasso, 74055 • Par/Yardage: 72/6132 whites, 7034 blues • Course Rating: 72.6; Slope: 116 • Architect: Lyndy Lindsey • Year Opened: 1999 • Head Professional: Mark Carey, PGA (GM) • Superintendent: Aaron Chissoe • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, pool, tennis • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker • Lessons: Mark Carey; Eric Norton

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Oaks Country Club

• Address: 1601 N. Oakwood Rd., Enid, 73703 • Par/Yardage: 71/6694 whites, 7059 blues • Course Rating: 72.2; Slope: 121 • Architect: Perry Maxwell/Press Maxwell, Mark Hayes (redesign) • Year Opened: 1947 • General Manager: Jeff Champon • Head Professional: Tim Mendenhall, PGA • Superintendent: Larry Taylor • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, restaurant, indoor and outdoor tennis, pool • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunkers • Lessons: Tim Mendenhall, David Rogers • Email: timmengolf@suddenlinkmail.com • Website: www.occofenid.org • Phone Number: 580-242-5408

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Shawnee Golf and Country Club

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Location: 2501 Augusta Dr., Shawnee, 74801 • Address: Box 1574, Shawnee, 74802 • Par/Yardage: 71/6407 whites, 6851 blues • Course Rating: 73.3; Slope: 129 • Architect: Perry Maxwell, Bland Pittman (redesign) • Year Opened: 1930’s, 1998 (redesign) • Head Professional: Joe Tompkins, PGA • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, restaurant, pool • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, chipping green, fairway bunker • Lessons: Joe Tompkins, one assistant • Email: joe@shawneecc.com • Website: www.shawneecc.com • Phone Number: 405-273-2764

Southern Hills Country Club

Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa. • Email: owasso.golf@lindseymanagement.com • Website: www.owassogolfac.com • Phone Number: 918-274-4884

Ponca City Country Club

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 1101 N. Pecan Rd., Ponca City, 74604 • Par/Yardage: 72/6045 whites, 6495 blues • Course Rating: 71.4; Slope: 126 • Architect: Perry Maxwell, Arnold Palmer/Don Sechrest (redesign) • Year Opened: mid-1920s • General Manager: Zakk Stovall • Head Professional: Eddie Roethlisberger, PGA • Superintendent: Doyle Brookshire • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, pool, tennis • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, chipping greens, bunkers • Lessons: Eddie Roethlisberger • Email: zstovallpccc@cableone.net • Website: www.poncacitycountryclub.net • Phone Number: 580-762-4413

The Patriot Golf Club

• Location: 5790 N. Patriot Dr., Owasso, 74055 • Address: 19201 E. 72nd St. North, Owasso, 74055 • Par/Yardage: 72/6659 whites, 7135 blues • Course Rating: 74.3; Slope: 130 • Architect: Robert Trent Jones II • Year Opened: 2010 • General Manager: Holly Neidel • Director of Golf: Dave Bryan, PGA • Head Professional: Derrick Vest, PGA • Superintendent: Ryan Brinkman • Director of Agronomy: Jeremy Dobson, OKGCSA • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, cottages • Practice Facilities: driving range, pitching area, putting green, chipping green • Lessons: Derrick Vest, three assistants • Email: golfshop@patriotgolfclub.com • Website: www.thepatriotgolfclub.com • Phone Number: 918-272-1260

Quail Creek Golf and Country Club

• Address: 3501 Quail Creek Rd., Oklahoma City, 73120 • Par/Yardage: 72/6464 whites, 6933 blues • Course Rating: 75.2; Slope: 140 • Architect: Floyd Farley, Golf Resources, Inc. (redesign) • Year Opened: 1961 • General Manager: Chad Drake

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• Head Professional: Kyle Flinton, PGA • Superintendent: Chris Garrett • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, restaurant, pool, tennis • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, chipping greens • Lessons: Kyle Flinton; three assistants • Email: kflinton@quailcreekgcc.com • Website: www.quailcreekgcc.com • Phone Number: 405-751-4833

River Oaks Golf Course

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Location: 1 1/2 miles east of I-35 on Hefner Road, Edmond • Address: 10909 Clubhouse Rd., Edmond, 73013 • Par/Yardage: 71/6305 whites, 6698 blues • Course Rating: 72.8; Slope: 132 • Architect: Andy McCormick • Year Opened: 1995 • Director of Golf: Andy McCormick, PGA (GM) • Superintendent: A.J. Schultz • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, bar, banquet facilities • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, bunker • Lessons: Jim Young; two assistants • Email: link on website • Website: www.riveroaksgolf.com • Phone Number: 405-771-5800

Rose Creek Golf Club (Semi-Private)

• Address: 17031 N. May Ave., Edmond, OK 73012 • Par/Yardage: 72/6675 whites, 7048 blues • Course Rating: 75; Slope: 137 • Architect: Arthur Hills/Steve Forrest • Year Opened: 2003 • Head Professional: Ron Price • Superintendent: Adam Hess, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $50 Mon.-Thurs., $70 Fri.-Sun., $50 twilight weekdays (includes carts) and range • Amenities: pro shop, grill, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunkers • Lessons: James Bell, Jimmy Shaw, Marcie Newman and Paul Hardin. Graves Golf Academy; Todd Graves, Tim Graves and Shannon. • Email: rprice@tour18inc.com • Website: www.tour18inc.com • Phone Number: 405-330-8220

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• Address: 2636 E. 61st St., Tulsa, 74136 Championship Course • Par/Yardage: 71/6609 whites, 7218 blues • Course Rating: 76.8; Slope: 146 • Architect: Perry Maxwell • Year Opened: 1936 West Nine • Par/Yardage: 35/3085 whites, 3301 blues • Course Rating: 71.8; Slope: 126 • Architect: Ben Crenshaw/Bill Coore • Year Opened: 1992 • General Manager: Nick Sidorakis • Head Professional: Cary Cozby, PGA • Superintendent: Russ Myers, OKGCSA • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, restaurant, tennis, pool • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, chipping greens, bunkers • Lessons: Cary Cozby; five assistants • Email: info@southernhillscc.org • Website: www.southernhillscc.org • Phone Number: 918-494-0001

Stillwater Country Club

• Address: 5215 W. Country Club Dr., Stillwater, 74074 • Par/Yardage: 70/5909 whites, 6524 blues • Course Rating: 72; Slope: 124 • Architect: Don Sechrest, Mark Hayes (redesign) • Year Opened: 1967, 2001 (redesign) • Head Professional: Chuck Coatney, PGA (GM) • Superintendent: Jared Wooten, OKGCSA • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, restaurant, tennis, pool • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, chipping greens, bunkers • Email: coatney@thestillwatercountryclub.com • Lessons: Chuck Coatney, Richard Venus • Website: www.thestillwatercountryclub.com • Phone Number: 405-372-8987

The Territory Golf and Country Club

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 800 Territory Lane, Duncan, 73533 • Par/Yardage: 72/6673 whites, 7110 blues • Course Rating: 73.9; Slope: 126 • Architect: Randy Heckenkemper • Year Opened: 2003 • Head Professional: Russ Davies, PGA (GM) • Superintendent: Devin O’Neal, OKGCSA • Amenities: pro shop, grill, golf carts, pool • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, 3-hole golf academy • Lessons: Russ Davies • Email: rdavies@territorygolf.com • Website: www.territorygolf.com • Phone Number: 580-475-0075

The Trails Golf Course

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 3200 S. Berry Rd., Norman, 73072 • Par/Yardage: 70/6308 whites, 6602 blues • Course Rating: 74.2; Slope: 136 • Architect: Leon Howard • Year Opened: 1983, 2002 (front 9 renovation) • Director of Golf: Jim Hess, PGA (GM) • Head Professional: Alan Hager, PGA

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• Superintendent: Chris Randolph, OKGCSA • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, restaurant, pool • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, chipping greens, bunkers • Lessons: Alan Hager, one assistant • Email: Links on website • Website: www.trailsgolf.com • Phone Number: 405-360-1920

Tinker Air Force Base Golf Course • Address: Tinker Air Force Base, 6441 Arnold St., Midwest City, 73145 • Par/Yardage: 72/6033 whites, 6695 blues • Course Rating: 72.1; Slope: 121 • Year Opened: 1960 • Director of Golf: Jim Broughton • Head Professional: Mike Nagel • Superintendent: Steve Wilkins • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker • Lessons: Jim Broughton, Mark Hernandez, Mike Nagel • Email: james.broughton.l@us.af.mil • Website: www.tinkerliving.com • Phone Number: 405-734-2909

Tulsa Country Club • Address: 701 N. Union Ave., Tulsa, 74127 • Par/Yardage: 70/6231 whites; 7002 blues • Course Rating: 74.5; Slope: 133 • Architect: A.W. Tillinghast, Jay Morrish (redesign), Rees Jones (2011) • Year Opened: 1920, 1988 (redesign) • General Manager: Jason Fiscus • Head Professional: Jeff Combe, PGA • Superintendent: Brady Finton, OKGCSA

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Cedar Ridge Country Club in Broken Arrow. • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, pool, tennis • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, chipping green, bunkers • Lessons: Jeff Combe, one assistant • Email: jcombe@tulsacountryclub.com • Website: www.tulsacountryclub.com • Phone Number: 918-585-8719

Twin Hills Golf and Country Club • Address: 3401 NE 36th St., Oklahoma City, 73121 • Par/Yardage: 72/6475 whites, 6905 blues • Course Rating: 73.4; Slope: 130

• Architect: Perry Maxwell, Mark Hayes (redesign) • Year Opened: 1923 • General Manager: Paul Hughes • Head Professional: Kevin O’Brien, PGA • Superintendent: Jerry Broughton, OKGCSA • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, restaurant, pool • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, chipping greens, bunkers • Lessons: Kevin O’Brien; two assistants • Email: link on web site • Website: www.twin-hills.com • Phone Number: 405-427-3947

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Adams Golf Course

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 5801 E. Tuxedo Blvd., Bartlesville, 74006 • Par/Yardage: 72/6370 whites, 6748 blues • Course Rating: 73.0; Slope: 128 • Architect: Floyd Farley, Mark Hayes (redesign) • Year Opened: 1963, 2001 (redesign) • Head Professional: Jimmy Howe, PGA • Director of Golf: Jerry Benedict, PGA • Superintendent: Joe Shahan, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $21 weekdays, $22 weekends; $8 juniors, $16 seniors/twilight (weekdays); carts (per person) $8- 9 holes, $14- 18 holes • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, bunker, chipping green • Lessons: Jimmy Howe • Email: adamsgolfclub@cityofbartlesville.org • Website: www.adamsmunigolf.com • Phone Number: 918-331-3900

Alva Golf and Country Club

• Location: 2 1/2 miles west of Alva on U.S. 281 • Address: 44483 Jefferson Rd., Alva, 73717 • Par/Yardage: 36/3670 • Course Rating: 68; Slope: 109 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1957 • Director of Golf: Pete Nesseralla (GM) • Superintendent: Jeremy Cooper • Green Fees: $15 weekdays (9 holes), $20 weekdays (18 holes), $22 weekends (9 holes), $28 weekends (18 holes), cart $18 (18), $12 (9) • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, pool, fishing pond, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green • Email: agccok@yahoo.com • Phone Number: 580-327-2296

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Boiling Springs in Woodward. Arrowhead State Park Golf Course

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Location: U.S. 69, Canadian exit, 3.5 miles east • Address: 3657 Main Park Rd., Canadian, 74425 • Par/Yardage: 72/6325 whites, 6761 blues • Course Rating: 71.9; Slope: 124 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1966 • Head Professional: Jim Ramsey • Superintendent: Rocky Murdaugh • Green Fees: $20.42 (Mon.-Thurs.), $22.33 (Fri.-Sat.), $12.45 seniors (Mon.-Thurs.), $7.36 juniors (walk only); $11.58 cart (per person), $22 twilight; $22.24 weekends, $22.21 (weekdays time varies) • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, snacks • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, bunker • Lessons: Jim Ramsey • Email: Jim.Ramsey@travelok.com • Website: www.oklahomagolf.com • Phone Number: 918-339-2769

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Atoka Golf Course

• Location: 1 mile west of Atoka on U.S. 75 • Address: 220 City Lake Rd., Atoka, 74525 • Par/Yardage: 36/3031 • Course Rating: 34.5; Slope: 109 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1964 • Head Professional: Darrell Cochran • Superintendent: Darrell Cochran • Green Fees: $9 weekdays, $13.50 weekends, $9 cart (per 9 holes) • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Lessons: Brad Cochran • Email: dcochran@atokaspeedynet.net • Phone Number: 580-889-7171

Bailey Ranch Golf Club

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 10105 Larkin Bailey Blvd. Owasso, 74055

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• Par/Yardage: 72/6261 whites, 6726 blues • Course Rating: 73.1; Slope: 132 • Architect: Bland Pittman • Year Opened: 1993 • Director of Golf: Corey Burd, PGA • Superintendent: Chris Cook, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $45, $30 twilight, $25 seniors, $11 juniors (all rates include cart) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker • Lessons: Corey Burd; two assistants • Email: cburd@baileyranchgolf.com • Website: www.baileyranchgolf.com • Phone Number: 918-274-4653

Battle Creek Golf Course

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 3200 N. Battle Creek Dr., Broken Arrow, 74012 • Par/Yardage: 72/6703 whites, 7206 blues • Course Rating: 75.3; Slope: 134 • Architect: Bland Pittman • Year Opened: 1996 • Director of Golf: Dee Roadman, PGA • Head Professional: Charles Gibson, PGA • Superintendent: Will Heffernan, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $44 weekdays, $49 weekends, $34 seniors weekdays, $14 juniors (based on availability), $35 twilight (all rates include cart) • Amenities: restaurant with large patio area, banquet facility, pro shop, golf carts, GPS system • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, chipping green, bunker • Lessons: Charles Gibson, Dee Roadman • Website: www.battlecreekgc.com • Phone Number: 918-355-4850

Beaver Pioneer Park Golf Course

• Location: U.S. 270/Oklahoma 23 north of Beaver • Address: Box 1214, Beaver, 73932 • Par/Yardage: 36/2760 • Course Rating: 69.9; Slope: 128 • Year Opened: 1978 • Head Professional: Craig Downing (GM) • Green Fees: $20, $5 students • Amenities: golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Website: www.pioneerparkgolfcourse.com • Phone Number: 580-625-3042

Bailey Ranch Golf Club in Owasso. • Lessons: contact pro shop • Email: blkgolf@4grc.com • Phone Number: 580-363-1228

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Brent Bruehl Memorial Golf Course

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Location: Oklahoma 34C, 4.5 miles NE of Woodward • Address: 5283 HWY 34C, Woodward, 73801 • Par/Yardage: 71/whites 6,049, blues 6562 • Course Rating: 71.5, Slope 133 • Architect: Don Sechrest, Jeff Blume (redesign 2013) • Year Opened: 1979 • Superintendent: Jeff Wagoner (GM) • Clubhouse Manager: Corey Smith • Green Fees: $40 Mon.-Thurs., $45 Fri.-Sun., includes carts • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Website: www.boilingspringsgolfclub.com, www. visitwoodward.com • Phone Number: 580-256-1206

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Location: 1400 Chandler Rd., Purcell • Address: 230 W. Main St., Purcell, 73080 • Par/Yardage: 71/5797 whites, 6328 blues • Course Rating: 70.2; Slope: 116 • Architect: Mike Gowens (back 9) • Year Opened: 1922 • Head Professional: Mike Gowens, PGA • Superintendent: Alan Wilson • Green Fees: $24, $39, weekend includes cart; $16 seniors • Amenities: clubhouse, pro shop, golf carts, snacks, tennis, pool, RV parking access • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker • Lessons: Mike Gowens • Email: purgolf@purcellok.net • Phone Number: 405-527-5114

Bermuda Creek

• Location: 2 1/2 miles off U.S. 271, south of Hugo • Address: 2403 S. Country Club Rd., Hugo, 74743 • Par/Yardage: 35/3135 • Course Rating: 69.2; Slope: 118 • Year Opened: 1931 • General Manager: Cecily Wood • Superintendent: James Wood • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, snack bar • Practice Facilities: putting green, chipping green • Phone Number: 580-372-6525

Blackmer Municipal Golf Course • Address: West Panhandle Street, Hooker • Par/Yardage: 36/3300 • Course Rating: 69; Slope: 107 • Director of Golf: David Gibler (GM) • Green Fees: $10 weekdays, $12 weekends • Amenities: clubhouse, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green

Blackwell Golf Course

• Address: 333 Country Club Lane, Blackwell, 74631 • Par/Yardage: 71/6273 • Course Rating: 69.9; Slope: 124 • Architect: Perry Maxwell • Year Opened: 1930s • Superintendent: Brett Schupe (GM) • Green Fees: $10 weekdays, $15 weekends, $6 carts (9 holes) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green

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Brier Creek Golf Course

• Address: 1304 N.W. Country Club Dr., Stigler, 74462 • Par/Yardage: 35-36/2855 whites, 2885 blues • Course Rating: 68; Slope: 124 • Year Opened: 1969 • Green Fees: $20 all day, $20 cart, $10 twilight • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Phone Number: 918-967-8225

Bristow Golf and Country Club • Location: Country Club Drive west of Bristow Lake • Address: Box 986, Bristow, 74010 • Par/Yardage: 72/5507 whites, 6332 blues • Course Rating: 71.2; Slope: 133 • Architect: Perry Maxwell • Year Opened: 1923 • General Manager: Sheila Schroeder • Superintendent: James Cronister, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $27 (18 holes) weekdays, $14 (9 holes) weekdays, $37 (18 holes) weekends, $19 (9 holes) weekends (all rates include cart) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: contact pro shop • Email: cronigolf@tulsaconnect.com • Website: www.bristowgolfclub.com • Phone Number: 918-367-5156

Broadmoore Golf Course • Address: 500 Willow Pine Dr., Moore, 73160 • Par/Yardage: 71/6196 whites, 6478 blues • Course Rating: 68.5; Slope: 102 • Head Professional: Jim McGowan • Superintendent: Brent Krueger • Green Fees: $19 weekdays, $21 weekends, walk only. $27 weekdays, $35.81 weekend mornings, $27 weekend

afternoons, includes cart. $15 military weekdays, walk only. • Amenities: limited pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: Vaughn Berry • Email: broadmooregolf@gmail.com • Phone Number: 405-794-1529

Buffalo Rock Golf and Gun PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Location: 4615 E. Ninth St., 2 miles SE of Cushing • Address: Box 1070, Cushing, 74023 • Par/Yardage: 70/5879 whites, 6315 blues • Course Rating: 68.8; Slope: 123 • Architect: Perry Maxwell, Labron Harris (redesign) • Year Opened: 1920, 1975 (redesign) • Golf Administrator: Brynna Bunyard • Superintendent: Keith Peterson • Green Fees: $33 weekdays, $37 weekends (includes cart) • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, fishing lake • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: Contact pro shop • Website: www.buffalorockgolf.com • Phone Number: 918-225-0811

Buncombe Creek Golf Course • Address: 16405 Brumley Dr., Kingston, 73439 • Par/Yardage: 36/2699 whites, 3024 blues • Course Rating: 69.4; Slope: 114 • Architect: John O’Steen • Year Opened: 2001 • Head Professional/Superintendent: John O’Steen (GM) • Green Fees: $10 anytime, $5 cart (per 9 holes per person) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: contact pro shop • Website: www.buncombecreekgolf.com

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Canyons at Blackjack Ridge

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 1801 N. McKinley Ave., Sand Springs, 74063 • Par/Yardage: 71/5799 whites, 6133 blues • Course Rating: 69.5; Slope: 125 • Architect: Floyd Farley, Randy Heckenkemper (redesign) • Year Opened: 1955, 1996 (redesign) • Director of Golf: Brian Talley, PGA • Head Professional: Josh Stewart, PGA • Superintendent: Nick Neal, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $35 weekdays, $40 weekends, $26 seniors weekdays, $10 juniors, $29 twilight • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: Brian Talley, Josh Stewart • Email: bctalle@sandspringsok.org • Website: www.thecanyonsatblackjackridge.com • Phone Number: 918-246-2606

Cedar Creek State Park Golf Course

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Location: 3650 Golf Course Rd., Broken Bow • Address: Box 10, Broken Bow, 74728 • Par/Yardage: 72/6239 whites, 6582 blues • Course Rating: 72.3; Slope: 125 • Architect: Ken Farley/Art Proctor • Head Professional/Superintendent: Kurt Adams (GM) • Green Fees: $35, $21.70 juniors, $27 seniors, $25 twilight (after 3pm) (all rates include cart) • Amenities: pro shop, snacks, Lake View Lodge nearby with boating, fishing, hiking; close to Beavers Bend State Park • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Email: kurt.adams@travelok.com • Website: www.travelok.com • Phone Number: 580-494-6456

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Cedar Crest Golf Course

• Address: 110 E. 136th St. North, Skiatook, 74070 • Par/Yardage: 36/2807 • Architect: Bill Gibson • Year Opened: 1999 • Head Professional/Superintendent: Steve Turner (GM) • Green Fees: $15 (9 holes), $20 (18 holes) weekdays, $10 (9 holes), $15 (18 holes) senior/junior, $10 (9 holes/18 holes) Tuesday/Wednesday special (all rates include cart) • Amenities: pro shop, snacks, golf carts • Phone Number: 918-396-0200

Cedar Valley Golf Club

• Address: 210 Par Ave., Guthrie, 73044 International Course • Par/Yardage: 70/5875 whites, 6520 blues • Course Rating: 71.2. Slope 111 • Architect: Duffy Martin • Year Opened: 1974 Augusta Course • Par/Yardage: 70/5847 whites, 6637 blues • Course Rating: 71.3. Slope rating: 115 • Architect: Duffy Martin • Year Opened: 1972 • Head Professional: Jeff Martin, PGA • Superintendent: Jeff Martin • Green Fees: $23 weekdays, $26 weekends, $19 twilight, $17 super twilight, $16 juniors/seniors weekdays • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green • Lessons: Bo Martin • Email: link on website • Website: www.cedarvalleygolfclub.com • Phone Number: 405-282-4800

Chandler Golf Course

• Location: Lake Road, 3 miles north of Chandler

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• Par/Yardage: 72/6370 whites, 6780 blues • Course Rating: 72.8; Slope: 127 • Architect: Burle Berry • Head Professional: Tyler Crouch • Superintendent: Craig Carey • Green Fees: $21 weekdays, $26 weekend, $16 seniors, $13 juniors weekdays, $12 cart for 18 holes (per person) • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green • Lessons: Tyler Crouch • Phone Number: 918-456-5100

Cherokee Hills Golf Club

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Location: U.S. 62, Tahlequah • Address: Box 948, Tahlequah, 74464 • Par/Yardage: 36/3244 • Course Rating: 71.7; Slope: 122 • Architect: Amon Baker, Tripp Davis (redesign) • Year Opened: 1954, 2005 (redesign) • GM/Superintendent: Matthew Richardson • Green Fees: $15 (9 holes), $20 (18 holes), includes cart • Amenities: pro shop, snacks, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green • Phone Number: 918-458-4294

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Location: 770 S. Cherokee St., Catoosa • Address: Box 515-B, Catoosa, 74015 • Par/Yardage: 70/5849 whites, 6855 blues • Course Rating: 68.3; Slope: 117 • Architect: Perry Maxwell, Tripp Davis (redesign) • Year Opened: 1924, 2004 (redesign) • Director of Golf: Jeff Jarrett • Head Professional: Matt Harris • Superintendent: John Carothers, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $50 weekdays, $60 weekends (includes cart) • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker • Lessons: Brian Montgomery • Email: link on website • Website: www.hardrockcasinotulsa.com • Phone Number: 918-384-7600

Cherokee Springs Golf Course

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 700 E. Ballentine Rd., Tahlequah, 74464

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Chickasaw Pointe Golf Club

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Location: 1209 Chickasaw Pointe Rd, 4 miles east of Kingston on Hwy 70 • Address: PO Box 1009 Kingston, 73439 • Par/Yardage: 72/6310 whites, 7011 blues • Course Rating: 75.1; Slope: 134 • Architect: Randy Heckenkemper • Year Opened: 1999 • Director of Golf: Ryan Chapman, PGA

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Cobblestone Creek Golf Course (Norman) • Address: 1350 Cobblestone Creek Dr., Norman, 73019 • Par/Yardage: 36/1532 • Architect: Tripp Davis • Year Opened: 1999 • General Manager: Tim Swann • Green Fees: $14 weekdays, $17.50 weekends. Call ahead for special rates. • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, pull carts • Phone Number: 405-872-2582

Comanche Golf Course

Chickasaw Pointe Golf Club in Kingston. • Head Professional: Craig Hansen, PGA • Superintendent: Ron Gates, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $50 weekdays, $70 weekends, $40 seniors, $10 juniors (including cart) (all rates include range balls) • Amenities: golf carts, pro shop, restaurant, Lake Texoma • Practice Facilities: putting green, chipping green, 50-station driving range • Lessons: Ryan Chapman, Craig Hansen • Email: ChickasawPointe@Pointe-Vista.com • Website: www.Pointe-Vista.com • Phone Number: 580-564-2581

Choctaw Country Club

• Address: 21723 Country Club Rd., Poteau, 74953 • Par/Yardage: 36/3221 • Course Rating: 69.6; Slope: 119 • Architect: Aaron Ridenour • Year Opened: 1945 • Green Fees: $20 weekdays, $25 weekends, $10 per nine holes (per person), $10 juniors • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts, pool • Practice Facilities: putting green, driving range • Email: proshop@choctawcountryclub.com • Website: www.choctawcountryclub.com • Phone Number: 918-647-3488

Choctaw Creek Golf Course

• Address: 2200 N. Hiwassee Rd., Choctaw, 73020 • Par/Yardage: 71/6012 whites, 6452 blues • Course Rating: 71.2; Slope: 118 • Architect: Tom Billings • Year Opened: 1989 • Director of Golf: Mike Lumry • Head Professional: Jared Holden • Green Fees: $25 weekdays, $27 weekends, $8 juniors, $25 seniors, includes cart. • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts, restaurant • Practice Facilities: driving range, covered driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker • Lessons: Mike Lumry • Email: golfshop@choctawcreekgolf.com • Website: www.choctawcreekgolf.com • Phone Number: 405-769-7166

Cimarron National Golf Course • Address: 500 Duffy’s Way, Guthrie, 73044 Cimarron National • Par/Yardage: 71/6174 whites, 6468 blues • Course Rating: 68.1; Slope: 120 • Architect: Floyd Farley

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• Year Opened: 1992 Aqua Canyon • Par/Yardage: 70/6132 whites, 6415 blues • Course Rating: 69.6; Slope: 114 • Architect: Duffy Martin • Year Opened: 1994 • Head Professional: Marty Colbert, PGA • Superintendent: Mike Withiam • Green Fees: $36 weekdays, $39 weekends, $29 seniors and juniors, $32 twilight, $30 super twilight (includes cart) • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green • Lessons: Bo Martin • Email: cimarron500@msn.com • Website: www.cimarronnational.com • Phone Number: 405-282-7888

Cimarron Trails PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 1400 Lovers Lane, Perkins, 74059 • Par/Yardage: 72/6501 whites, 7104 blues • Course Rating: 73.7; Slope: 122 • Architect: Kevin Benedict • Year Opened: 1994 • Head Professional: Tucker Roderick (GM) • Superintendent: Scott Mallow, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $31.05 weekdays, $36 weekends, $10.83 juniors weekdays, $28 seniors weekdays (includes cart) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts, banquet and conference room • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: Tucker Roderick • Email: troderick@cimarrontrails.com • Website: www.cimarrontrails.com • Twitter: @golfcimarron • Phone Number: 405-547-5701

Cobblestone Creek Golf Course (Muskogee) • Address: 700 E. Smith Ferry Rd., Muskogee, 74403 • Par/Yardage: 72/5926 whites, 6465 blues • Course Rating: 74; Slope: 127 • Architect: Jerry Slack • Year Opened: 1997 • Director of Golf: Dick Scott

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• Location: Oklahoma 53B, 4 miles east of Comanche • Address: 386016 State Hwy 53 B, Comanche, 73259 • Par/Yardage: 36/3029 • Course Rating: 35; Slope: 108 • Year Opened: 1968 • Head Professional/Superintendent: Richard Phipps • Green Fees: $10 weekdays, $12 weekends • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, snacks • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: by appointment • Facebook: comanchegolfcourse

Crimson Creek Golf Club • Address: 800 Babcock Dr., El Reno, 73036 • Par/Yardage: 72/6490 whites, 6997 blues • Course Rating: 74; Slope: 127 • Architect: P.B. Dye • Year Opened: 1998 • Head Professional: Kevin Armold • Superintendent: George Wisner • Green Fees: $28 weekdays, $41 weekends, $25 seniors, (weekdays) (includes cart), $18 twilight, • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, clubhouse, bar • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker • Lessons: Kevin Armold • Email: CrimsonCreek@cityofelreno.com • Website: crimsoncreekgolf.com • Facebook: crimsoncreek • Twitter: @CrimsonCreekGC • Phone Number: 405-422-4653

Deer Valley Golf Club • Address: 1 Pioneer Ct., Kansas, 74347 • Par/Yardage: 33/2230, 2380 blues • Course Rating: 62.2; Slope: 108 • Year Opened: 1984 • General Manager: James Thompson • Head Professional: Sam Gillis • Green Fees: $15 weekdays, $18 weekends/holidays, $12 seniors 60+ weekdays. Carts; $10/9 holes, $18/18 holes • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts, tennis, pool, restaurant, weight room, putt-putt • Email: frgolf@sstellco.com • Website: www.flintridgeok.com • Phone Number: 918-597-3636

Doby Springs Golf Course • Location: U.S. 64, 8 miles west, 2 miles north of Buffalo • Address: Box 439, Buffalo, 73834 • Par/Yardage: 36/2985 • Course Rating: 68.7; Slope: 114 • Year Opened: 1975 • Head Professional/Superintendent: Sean Wilkinson • Green Fees: $10 weekdays, $15 weekends, cart $15

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Eagle Crest Golf Course • Address: 4301 Border Ave., Muskogee, 74401 • Par/Yardage: 72/5922 whites, 6506 blues • Course Rating: 69.7; Slope: 119 • Architect: Larry Keese • Year Opened: 1988 • Head Professional: Wayne Koppage (GM) • Green Fees: $24 weekdays/weekends, $22/$24 twilight weekdays/weekends (includes cart) • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Email: eaglecrestgc@verizon.net • Phone Number: 918-682-0866

Earlywine Park Golf Course PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 11600 S. Portland Ave., Oklahoma City, 73170 North Course • Par/Yardage: 72/6176 whites, 6727 blues • Course Rating: 74; Slope: 137 • Architect: Randy Heckenkemper • Year Opened: 1993 South Course • Par/Yardage: 70/6110 whites, 6511 blues • Course Rating: 71; Slope: 119 • Architect: Floyd Farley, Mark Hayes (redesign) • Year Opened: 1976 • Director of Golf: Dan Langford Jr., PGA • Head Professional: Ben Baker, PGA • Superintendent: Jerry Cusack, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $26, $15.75 seniors weekdays, $7.25 juniors, $21 twilight, $16.25 dusk. Cart fees; $7 nine holes, $14 18 holes per person. • Amenities: golf shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker • Lessons: Ben Baker; three assistants • Website: www.okcgolf.com • Phone Number: 405-691-1727

Earlywine Park Golf Course in Oklahoma City. • Phone Number: 580-276-9284

• Email: cchesser@potawatomi.org • Website: www.potawatomi.org • Phone Number: 405-275-4471

Firelake Golf Course • Address: 1601 S. Gordon Cooper Dr., Shawnee, 74801 • Par/Yardage: 70/5630 whites, 6335 blues • Course Rating: 69.6; Slope: 121 • Year Opened: 1979 • Director of Golf: Chris Chesser • Superintendent: Derron Day, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $38 senior, $30 juniors, $17 twilight, $25 weekdays • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green • Lessons: Chris Chesser

FlyingTee • Address: 600 Riverwalk Terrace, Suite 2, Jenks, 74037 • Year Opened: 2016 • Email: info@flyingteegolf.com • Website: http://www.flyingteegolf.com • Twitter: https://twitter.com/flyingtee • Description: FlyingTee is a golf, dining and entertainment venue. With four games, 18 courses, 60 indoor and outdoor bays and interactive fun. FlyingTee offers food, beverage and service on three levels. • Phone Number: 918-528-7717

Elk City Golf and Country Club • Address: 108 Lakeridge Road, Elk City, 73644 • Par/Yardage: 71/5500 whites, 6179 blues • Course Rating: 69.4; Slope: 115 • Architect: Don Sechrest (redesign) • Year Opened: 1951, 1980 (redesign) • Head Professional: Alex Alvarez, PGA (GM) • Superintendent: Ed Hughes • Green Fees: $20 weekdays, $25 weekends, $15 twilight, $25 cart • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts, pool • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: Alex Alvarez • Email: elkcitygolf@live.com • Website: www.elkcitygolf.com • Phone Number: 580-225-5454

Falconhead Resort • Address: 115 Falconhead Dr., Burneyville, 73430 • Par/Yardage: 72/6090 whites, 6488 blues • Course Rating: 72.5; Slope: 133 • Architect: Waco Turner • Year Opened: 1960 • Pro shop Manager: Steve Short • Superintendent: Terry Durst • Green Fees: $30 weekdays, $40 weekends (includes cart), $25/$35 seniors weekdays/weekends, $13 juniors • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, tennis, pool, motel, cabins, lounge • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Email: falconhead115@yahoo.com • Website: www.falconheadgolf.com

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Gordon Golf Course

• Address: 11755 E. 530 Rd., Claremore, 74019 • Par/Yardage: 30/1700 • Year Opened: 1998 • Clubhouse Manager: Sheila Hixson • Superintendent: Will Gordon • Green Fees: $14 (18 holes weekdays walk), $9 (9 holes weekdays walk), $21 (18 holes weekdays with cart), $14 (9 holes weekdays with cart), $16 (18 holes weekends walk), $11 (9 holes weekends walk), $23 (18 holes weekends with cart), $16 (9 holes weekends with cart), $12 seniors (60+, 18 holes walk), $7 seniors (60+, 9 holes walk), $16 seniors (60+, 18 holes with cart), $12 seniors (60+, 9 holes with cart) • Amenities: golf carts, limited pro shop, snack bar • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Phone Number: 918-283-3333

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Cherokee Hills Golf Club in Catoosa. Forest Ridge Golf Club

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 7501 E. Kenosha St., Broken Arrow, 74014 • Par/Yardage: 72/6414 whites, 7083 blues • Course Rating: 72.1; Slope: 132 • Architect: Randy Heckenkemper • Year Opened: 1989 • Director of Golf: Lance Allen, PGA (GM) • Head Professional: J.J. Belcoff, PGA • Superintendent: John Babe, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $60 weekdays ($45 with club card), $70 weekends ($55 with club card) (includes cart), $38/$30 twilight weekdays, $48/$40 twilight weekends; $125 club card; $100 senior club card • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, grill, banquet hall, pool, tennis, GPS • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, practice bunker • Lessons: Lance Allen; three assistants • Email: l.allen@forestridge.com • Website: www.forestridgegolf.com • Phone Number: 918-357-2443/918-357-2282

Fort Cobb State Park Golf Course

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 27022 Copperhead Rd., Fort Cobb, 73038 • Par/Yardage: 70/6258 whites, 6620 blues • Course Rating: 72; Slope: 122 • Architect: Floyd Farley, Don Sechrest (redesign) • Year Opened: 1965, 1988 (redesign) • Superintendent: Ernie Summers • Green Fees: $20.34 (18 holes), $14.05 (9 holes), $7 juniors, $7.11 seniors, $11.67 cart • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Email: fortcobb@travelok.com • Website: www.oklahomagolf.com • Phone Number: 405-643-2398

Fort Sill Golf Course

• Address: 1270 Quinette Rd., Fort Sill, OK 73503 • Head Professional: Ernie Altic • Email: ernie.d.altic2.naf@gmail.com • Phone Number: 580-442-5441

Fountainhead Golf Course

• Location: southwest of Checotah on Oklahoma 150 (south of I-40, west of U.S. 69) • Address: 112469 Hwy 150, Checotah, 74426 • Par/Yardage: 72/6405 whites, 6919 blues • Course Rating: 72.9; Slope: 128 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1965 • Head Professional: TBA • Superintendent: Larry Patterson • Green Fees: $25 (9 holes), $35 (18 holes), $27 senior Mon.-Thurs., $25 twilight (all rates include cart) • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, grill

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• Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green • Lessons: Call to arrange • Email: gm@fountainheadgolf.com • Website: www.fountainheadgolf.com • Phone Number: 918-689-3209

Generations Golf Course

• Location: U.S. 81 South, Marlow • Address: Box 228 Marlow, 73055 • Par/Yardage: 71/5270 whites, 5780 blues • Course Rating: 67.1; Slope: 112 • Architect: Arthur Lee Schrock • Year Opened: 1960 • Head Professional: Doug Schrock (GM) • Superintendent: Doug Schrock • Green Fees: $12 weekdays, $16 weekends, $9/$12 juniors, $12 cart (per person) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range • Email: golfsupt64@yahoo.com • Phone Number: 580-658-3021

Gil Morgan Golf Course

• Location: 800 E. 7th St., Wewoka, 74884 • Address: Box 1557 Wewoka, 74884 • Par/Yardage: 36/3225 • Course Rating: 71.3; Slope: 124 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1949 • Head Professional: Russell Bevelhymer • Superintendent: Russell Bevelhymer • Green Fees: $15 weekdays, $18.80 weekends, $10 cart (per 9 holes). $8.15 weekdays twilight after 4, weekends $11.55 after 4. • Amenities: golf carts, pro shop, snack bar • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: Russell Bevelhymer • Website: www.wewokagolfcourse.net • Phone Number: 405-257-3292

The Golf Club of Edmond

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 4001 Fairfax Dr., Edmond, 73034 • Par/Yardage: 70/6048 whites, 6574 blues • Course Rating: 73.6; Slope: 131 • Year Opened: 1999 • Director of Golf: Michael Henderson, PGA (owner, GM) • Superintendent: Danny Damico • Green Fees: $45 weekdays, $50 weekends. $35 senior and twilight, all rates include cart range balls and tax. Subject to change. • Amenities: golf carts, pro shop, restaurant • Practice Facilities: putting green, driving range • Lessons: Michael Henderson, Bill Glasson, Amy Daniel • Email: henderson@pga.com • Website: www.golfedmond.com • Phone Number: 405-359-8333

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PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Location: below Pensacola Dam, Langley • Address: 12998 E. 387 Rd., Vinita 74301 • Par/Yardage: 36/3078 • Course Rating: 70.1; Slope: 117 • Architect: Tripp Davis • Year Opened: 1999 • Director of Golf: Kevin Mallow (GM) • Superintendent: Kevin Mallow, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $20 9 holes, $30 18 holes everyday (includes cart), $16/$22 seniors Mon.-Thurs., $20 twilight, $15.35/$19 juniors • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, snack bar • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Email: tammy.long@travelok.com • Website: www.travelok.com • Phone Number: 918-435-8727

Greens Golf Course

• Location: 18 Second Street, Burns Flat • Address: Box 133 Burns Flat, 73624 • Par/Yardage: 36/3291 • Course Rating: 70; Slope: 108 • Year Opened: 1957 • General Manager: Linita Curry • Superintendent: Steven Potter • Green Fees: $12 weekdays, $15 weekends (18 holes). Cart - $10 per 9 holes. • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Email: burnsflatgc@gmail.com • Phone Number: 580-562-4807 or 580-339-3356

The Greens of Altus

• Location: U.S. 62 east of Altus • Address: 20650 U.S. Highway 62, Altus, 73521 • Par/Yardage: 36/3253 • Course Rating: 69.8; Slope: 118 • Year Opened: 1952 • Head Professional: TBA • Superintendent: Walt Duncan • Green Fees: $9 weekdays, $11 weekends • Amenities: limited pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: contact pro shop • Website: www.altusok.gov/department/greens-altus • Phone Number: 580-480-0209

Healdton Golf Course

• Address: 289 Golf Course Rd., Healdton, 73438 • Par/Yardage: 36/3195 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1955 • Course Manager: G.L. Rogers • Green Fees: $10 all day • Amenities: golf carts, snacks • Email: healdtongolfcourse@yahoo.com • Phone Number: 580-229-2520

Henryetta Country Club

• Address: 30596 S. 216th Rd., Henryetta, 74437 • Par/Yardage: 36/3018

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PUBLIC COURSES • Course Rating: 68.8; Slope: 123 • Year Opened: 1921 • Head Professional: Butch Glover • Superintendent: Jimmy Cunningham • Green Fees: $13 weekdays, $16 weekends + Cart - $10 (9 holes), $20 (18 holes) + tax. • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Website: www.henryettagolf.com • Phone Number: 918-652-8664

Heritage Hills Golf Course

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 3140 Dave Wilber Lane, Claremore, 74019 • Par/Yardage: 71/6082 whites, 6756 blues • Course Rating: 70.1; Slope: 129 • Architect: Don Sechrest • Year Opened: 1977 • Director of Golf: Andy Forbes, PGA (GM) • Head Professional: David Brun, PGA • Superintendent: Scott Countryman • Green Fees: $23 weekdays, $24 weekends, $15 juniors/ seniors/twilight, $13 cart (per person) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, shortgame area, bunker • Lessons: David Brun, Andy Forbes • Email: info@heritagehillsgc.com • Website: www.heritagehillsgc.com • Phone Number: 918-341-0055

Hidden Creek Golf Course

• Address: 3210 Bellaire Dr., Midwest City, 73110 • Par/Yardage: 30/1947 • Course Rating: 57.4; Slope: 81 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1957 • Director of Golf: Larry Denney, PGA

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• Head Professional: Mike Greenly (GM) • Superintendent: Brian Lowrie, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $9.48 (9 holes), $4.33 juniors, $6.97 seniors/military • Amenities: snack bar, golf carts, foot golf • Practice Facilities: putting green • Phone Number: 405-732-9999

• Course Rating: 74.9; Slope: 134 • Architect: Perry Maxwell/Press Maxwell, Bob Cupp (redesign) • Year Opened: 1950, 1996 (redesign) • Director of Golf: Johnny Johnson, PGA • General Manager: Rodney Young, PGA • Head Professionals: Tyler Woodward, PGA • Superintendent: Cody Elwood, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $115 includes carts, range balls, and a meal. • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts, locker rooms, GPS • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, pitching green • Lessons: Johnny Johnson, Tyler Woodward, Sebastian Courtors, Michael Lee • Website: www.ougolfclub.com • Facebook: jimmieaustinougolfclub • Phone Number: 405-325-6716

Hilltop Golf Course

• Address: 21254 S. 349th E. Ave., Porter, 74454 • Par/Yardage: 35/2626 • Course Rating: 64; Slope: 104 • Architect: Don Sechrest • Year Opened: 1985 • Head Professional: Dwayne Moore (owner) • Green Fees: $10 weekdays, $20 weekends, $10 senior Tues.-Thur. • Practice Facilities: putting green • Email: dwaynemoore@peoplepc.com

Hobart Municipal Golf Course

• Location: Iceplant Road, 1 1/2 miles south of Hobart • Address: Box 231, Hobart, 73651 • Par/Yardage: 35/3035 • Course Rating: 68.4; Slope: 106 • Architect: Robert C. Dunning • Year Opened: 1965 • Head Professional/Superintendent: Donald Burns (GM) • Green Fees: $14 (9 holes) $20 (18 holes) weekdays, $16 (9 holes), $25 (18 holes) weekends, includes ½ cart rental • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, snack bar • Practice Facilities: putting green, driving range • Phone Number: 580-726-3534

Idabel Country Club

• Location: 2301 E. Lincoln Rd., Idabel, 74745 • Address: P.O. Box 1881, Idabel, 74745 • Par/Yardage: 70/5131 whites, 6100 blues • Course Rating: 69.6; Slope: 119 • Architect: Pittman-Poe and Associates (back 9) • Year Opened: 1974, 1998 (back 9) • Head Professional: David DeBerry (GM) • Green Fees: $13.75 (9 holes), $27.50 (18 holes) Mon.Thurs., $33 Fri.-Sun., $10 cart (9 holes), $20 cart (18 holes) • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, tennis, pool • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Email: secretary@idabelcountryclub.com • Website: www.idabelcountryclub.com • Phone Number: 580-286-7545

James E. Stewart Golf Course

• Address: 824 Frederick Douglass Ave., Oklahoma City, 73117 • Par/Yardage: 35/3140 • Architect: Randy Heckenkemper • Year Opened: 1999 • Director of Golf: Brandon Alford, PGA • Superintendent: Ray Grimes • Green Fees: $10; $7 seniors; $2.75 juniors, $5.50 cart (per 9 holes per player) • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: Brandon Alford, PGA • Phone Number: 405-424-4353

Jimmie Austin Golf Course (Seminole) • Address: 400 Fairway Dr., Seminole, 74868 • Par/Yardage: 71/6349 whites, 6722 blues • Course Rating: 72.7; Slope: 129 • Architect: Tony Doudican/Jim Holmes • Director of Golf: Kevin Riggs • Green Fees: $34 (includes cart), $25.40 seniors/juniors (includes cart) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Email: jimmieaustingc@sbcglobal.net • Phone Number: 405-382-3365

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John Conrad Golf Course

• Address: 711 S. Douglas Blvd., Midwest City, 73130 • Par/Yardage: 72/6468 whites, 6854 blues • Course Rating: 72.1; Slope: 124 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1971 • Director of Golf: Larry Denney, PGA • Superintendent: Brian Lowrie, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $24 weekdays & weekends, $16.50 twilight • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunkers • Lessons: Larry Denney, Mickey Lloyd • Website: www.midwestcityok.org/golfcourse.html • Phone Number: 405-732-2209

Kah-Wah-C Country Club

• Location: 5 miles from stadium, off Oklahoma 18, Fairfax • Address: 220 N. Shaw St., Fairfax, 74637 • Par/Yardage: 36/2987 • Course Rating: 70.1; Slope: 121 • Year Opened: 1923 • Director of Golf: Darren McKinney (GM) • Green Fees: $19 weekdays, $21 weekends/holidays (includes cart) • Amenities: vending machines, golf carts • Phone Number: 918-642-5351

Karsten Creek Golf Course

• Address: 1800 S. Memorial Dr., Stillwater, 74074 • Par/Yardage: 72/6597 whites; 7449 blues • Course Rating: 77.2; Slope: 152 • Architect: Tom Fazio • Year Opened: 1994 • Head Professional: Rob Land, PGA • Superintendent: Travis Levings, OKGCSA • Green Fees: With member, $150. Unaccompanied, $350 (includes cart & range balls) • Amenities: pro shop, lodging, restaurant, golf carts, locker rooms • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting & chipping greens, bunker (access available after green fee) • Lessons: Rob Land, PGA; two assistants • Email: contactus@karstencreek.com • Website: www.karstencreek.com • Twitter: @karstencreek • Phone Number: 405-743-1658

Keystone Golf Course

• Location: South Airport Road, Cleveland • Address: P.O. Box 289, Cleveland, 74020 • Par/Yardage: 36/3078 • Course Rating: 68.3; Slope: 105 • Year Opened: 1920 • Director of Golf: Darren Buttram • Superintendent: Darren Buttram, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $10 weekdays, $13 weekends, $10 juniors, ½ cart fee, $5 (9 holes) • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, snacks • Practice Facilities: putting green • Lessons: Darren Buttram • Email: keystonegolf@sbcglobal.net

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LaFortune Park Golf Course

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 1600 E. Danforth Rd., Edmond, 73034 • Par/Yardage: 70/6282 whites, 6722 blues • Course Rating: 72.6; Slope: 118 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1973 • Head Professional: Brian Soerensen, PGA • Superintendent: Brad Jolliff, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $26.50 weekdays, $ 31.50 weekends, $10 juniors weekdays, $16 seniors weekdays, $18.50 twilight. • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: lighted driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker • Lessons: Brian Soerensen, Jeff Klappenbach, Terry Wiles • Email: brian.soerensen@edmondok.com • Website: www.kickingbirdgolf.com • Phone Number: 405-341-5350

Kingfisher Golf Course

• Location: E. Bowman Road, Kingfisher • Address: Route 3, Box 3B, Kingfisher, 73750 • Par/Yardage: 70/5742 whites, 6032 blues • Course Rating: 67.9; Slope: 112 • Architect: Tripp Davis • Year Opened: 1965 • Director of Golf: Gary Wilson • Superintendent: Shawn Barrett • Green Fees: $17.75 Mon.-Thurs., $19.75 Fri.-Sun. Cart fee is $17.50. • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: Gary Wilson

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(Par 3 renovation starting spring 2018) PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 5501 S. Yale Ave., Tulsa, 74135 18-hole course • Par/Yardage: 72/6416 whites, 6938 blues • Course Rating: 72.9; Slope: 124 • Architect: Floyd Farley, Randy Heckenkemper (redesign) • Year Opened: 1960, 2003 (redesign) Eighteen-hole Par-3 Course • Par/Yardage: 54/2461 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1962 • Director of Golf: Pat McCrate, PGA • Head Professional: Jason Mink, PGA • Superintendent: Ray Beard, OKGCSA • Green Fees: Championship course: $26 weekdays, $30 weekends, $16 seniors, $16 twilight, $11 juniors (ages 1317), $8 youth (ages 12-under), carts $14 per rider, $7 dusk, time fluctuates. Par-3 course: $14 standard greens fee, $12 seniors, $11 juniors (ages 13-17), $8 youth (ages 12-under) • Amenities: clubhouse, golf carts, restaurant, pro shop, pool, tennis, picnic tables • Practice Facilities: lighted driving range, putting green, chipping green, pitching green, bunkers • Lessons: Pat McCrate, Jason Mink; four assistants • Email: links on web site • Website: www.lafortuneparkgolf.com • Phone Number: 918-496-6200

Lake Hefner Golf Course

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 4491 S. Lake Hefner Dr., Oklahoma City, 73116 North Course • Par/Yardage: 72/6459 whites, 6970 blues

• Course Rating: 73.8; Slope: 127 • Architect: Perry Maxwell, Randy Heckenkemper (redesign) • Year Opened: 1951, 1994 (redesign) South Course • Par/Yardage: 70/5928 whites, 6283 blues • Course Rating: 70.5; Slope: 123 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1964 • Director of Golf: Alsie Hyden, PGA • Head Professional: Ed Reinke, PGA; Brad Sliauter, PGA • Superintendent: Scott Mallow • Green Fees: $26 weekdays, $7.25 juniors, $15.75 seniors. $21 twilight, $14 cart per person. • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunkers, 3-hole par-3 academy • Lessons: Darren Watts, Ken Tate, John Folsom, Ed Reinke, Alsie Hyden, Brad Sliauter, Greg Warren, Tommy Scott, Jackie Hutchinson • Email: alsie@cox.net • Website: www.okcgolf.com • Phone Number: 405-843-1565

Lake Murray State Park Golf Course

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 2673 Lodge Rd., Ardmore, 73401 • Par/Yardage: 72/6094 whites, 6362 blues • Course Rating: 71.1; Slope: 126 • Architect: Floyd Farley, Art Proctor (redesign) • Year Opened: 1965 • Head Professional: Wesley Chaney, PGA • Superintendent: Denver Johnson • Green Fees: $20 Mon., $30 Tues.-Thurs., $35 Fri.-Sun., and holidays, $23 seniors Tues.-Thurs., $10 juniors, $22 twilight Tues.-Thurs. (includes cart) • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, Lake Murray Lodge with boating, pool, fishing, tennis, basketball, camping, RV sites

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Lakeside Memorial Golf Course

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 5201 N. Washington St., Stillwater, 74075 • Par/Yardage: 70/6170 whites, 6698 blues • Course Rating: 73.2; Slope: 132 • Architect: Labron Harris, Tripp Davis (redesign) • Year Opened: 1945, 1998 (redesign) • General Manager: Michael Henderson, PGA • Superintendent: Mike Buxton, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $20 weekdays, $24 weekends, $14 seniors, $15 twilight weekdays, $17 twilight weekend, $15 OSU students (anytime) • Amenities: pro shop, snacks, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: contact pro shop • Email: henderson@pga.com • Website: www.stillwatergolf.org • Phone Number: 405-372-3399

Lakeside Park Golf Course (Moore)

• Address: 3400 N. Eastern Ave., Moore, 73160 • Par/Yardage: 35/2880 • Head Professional: Joe Jones (owner) • Superintendent: David Reed • Green Fees: $8.50 weekdays, $9.50 weekends, $6.50 seniors/juniors weekdays, $6.50/$7.50 twilight weekday/ weekend, $7.50 cart (per 9 holes) • Amenities: snack bar, golf carts • Lessons: Ken Wright, PGA • Email: lakesidegolfcourse@sbcglobal.net

Lakeside Park Golf Course (Walters) • Location: 1 mile northwest of Walters • Address: 129 E. Colorado, Walters, 73572

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Lakeview Golf Course

• Location: 3905 N. Commerce St., Ardmore • Address: Box 5413, Ardmore, 73403 • Par/Yardage: 71/6192 whites, 6715 blues • Course Rating: 72.4; Slope: 116 • Year Opened: 1972 • Head Professional: Doug Hargis, PGA (GM) • Superintendent: Craig Palmer • Green Fees: $30.52 weekdays, $33.79 weekends (includes cart) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green • Lessons: Doug Hargis • Email: theview@cableone.net • Website: www.cityofardmore.org • Phone Number: 580-223-4260

Lakewood Golf Course

• Address: 18135 County Road 1560, Ada, 74820 • Par/Yardage: 35/2940 • Architect: Bart Todd • Year Opened: 1973 • Head Professional: David Muse (GM) • Superintendent: David Muse (GM) • Green Fees: $20 weekdays, $23 weekends, $15/$17 junior, $15 twilight • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Lessons: David Muse (GM) • Email: muse74820@yahoo.com • Phone Number: 580-332-5151

Laverne Golf Course

• Location: Transport Road • Address: 200 SE 1st St., Laverne, 73848 • Par/Yardage: 36/3050 • Course Rating: 66.8; Slope: 103 • Superintendent: Curtis Patrick • Green Fees: $10 weekdays, $15 weekends • Amenities: golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Phone Number: 580-921-5228

Lawton Municipal Golf Course

• Location: Southwest 11th St. and Airport Rd., Lawton, 73501 • Address: Box 6338, Lawton, 73506 • Par/Yardage: 72/6451 whites, 6800 blues • Course Rating: 72.9; Slope: 102 • Year Opened: 1956 • Superintendent: Joe English • Green Fees: $24 weekdays, $25 weekends. $9 cart (9 holes). $18 cart (18 holes) • Amenities: golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green, driving range • Website: www.oklahomagolf.com • Phone Number: 580-353-4493

Lew Wentz Memorial Golf Course

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 2928 L.A. Cann Dr., Ponca City, 74604 • Par/Yardage: 71/5949 whites, 6261 blues • Course Rating: 71; Slope: 116 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1956 • Director of Golf: Rod Alexander, PGA • Head Professional: Kevin Brown, PGA • Superintendent: Todd Looper • Green Fees: $19.25 weekdays, $22.25 weekends, $8.75 juniors, $13 seniors weekdays, $14.50 twilight • Amenities: pro shop, snacks, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Lessons: Rod Alexander, Kevin Brown • Email: alexarg@poncacityok.gov

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Lincoln Park Golf Course

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 4001 NE Grand Blvd., Oklahoma City, 73111 East Course • Par/Yardage: 70/6023 whites, 6420 blues • Course Rating: 70; Slope: 120 • Architect: Arthur J. Jackson • Year Opened: 1932 West Course • Par/Yardage: 71/6137 whites, 6576 blues • Course Rating: 72.2; Slope: 131 • Architect: Arthur J. Jackson, Floyd Farley (1965 redesign), Randy Heckenkemper (1999 redesign) • Year Opened: 1921 • Director of Golf: Steve Carson, PGA • Head Professional: Aaron Kristopeit, PGA • Superintendent: Jim Wood, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $42, $30.75 seniors weekdays, $31.25 twilight at dusk (all include cart); juniors $7.25 (no cart) • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker • Lessons: Steve Carson, Aaron Kristopeit, Duke Potter; three assistants • Email: link on web site • Website: www.okcgolf.com • Phone Number: 405-424-1421

Lindsay Municipal Golf Course

• Location: Oklahoma 76 North, 3 miles from Lindsay • Address: Box 708, Lindsay, 73052 • Par/Yardage: 36/3272 • Course Rating: 70; Slope: 118 • Year Opened: 1962 • Pro shop Manager: Summer Cameron • Green Fees: $12, $5 juniors, $7 seniors/twilight • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green, practice range (own golf balls) • Email: lindsaymunicipalgolf@yahoo.com • Phone Number: 405-756-3611

Links at Bixby

• Address: 11500 Links Ct., Bixby, 74008 • Par/Yardage: 35/3079 • Course Rating: 68.5; Slope: 130 • Architect: Lyndy Lindsey • Year Opened: 1997 • General Manager: TBA • Director of Golf: Frank Proctor (GM) • Superintendent: David Sparks • Green Fees: $13, $8 juniors/seniors, $8 cart (9 holes) • Amenities: pro shop, grill, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Email: linksonmemorial.golf@lindseymanagement.com • Website: www.lindseymanagement.com • Phone Number: 918-369-6035

Links at Mustang Creek

• Address: 2004 S. Mustang Rd., Yukon, 73099 • Par/Yardage: 35/3026 • Architect: Lyndy Lindsey • Director of Golf: Bob Alexander • Superintendent: Chris Priddy • Green Fees: $21.65 w/cart (9 holes), $36.77 w/ cart (18 holes) • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, snack bar, pool, fitness center • Practice Facilities: putting green, chipping green, aqua driving range • Website: www.lindseymanagement.com • Phone Number: 405-577-5858

Links at Oklahoma City

• Address: 700 NE 122nd St., Oklahoma City, 73114 • Par/Yardage: 30/1880 • Architect: Lyndy Lindsey • Year Opened: 1998 • Director of Golf: Tom Alsip (GM) • Green Fees: $10.85 all day, $17.85 (w/cart)

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Meadowlake Golf Club

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 2013 W. Rupe Ave., Enid, 73703 • Par/Yardage: 71/6052 whites, 6472 blues • Course Rating: 71.6; Slope: 117 • Architect: Tripp Davis (redesign) • Year Opened: 1954 • Head Professional: Steve Darnold, PGA • Superintendent: Michael League, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $39.27 weekdays, $43.64 weekends, $31.04 seniors, (includes cart). Junior: $6.25 Mon.-Fri., $7.75 weekend twilight, $14.75 weekend • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, bunker • Lessons: Cody Lack; one assistant • Email: link on web site • Website: www.meadowlakecourse.com • Phone Number: 580-234-3080

Lit’l Links Golf Club

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Location: Northeast corner of S. 129th E. Ave. and E. 121st St., Tulsa County • Address: Box 701234, Tulsa, 74170 • Par/Yardage: 54/3128 • Course Rating: 55.5 • Architect: Jim Ingram • Year Opened: 1994, 1999 (redesign) • Director of Golf: Jim Ingram • Head Professional: Kyle Ingram, PGA • Superintendent: Eli Ingram • Green Fees: $15, walk. $20, with cart. • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: lighted driving range, putting green, chipping green • Lessons: Kyle Ingram • Email: KIngram@litllinks.com • Website: www.litllinks.com • Phone Number: 918-481-3673

Mangum Golf Course

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• Location: Highway 9, northwest of Mangum • Address: 201 N. Oklahoma St., Mangum, 73554 • Par/Yardage: 35/2884 • Course Rating: 66.5; Slope: 113 • Year Opened: 1972 • Director of Golf: Zac Caffey • Head Professional: Jimmy Joe Martin (GM) • Superintendent: Cary McNutt • Green Fees: $20 weekdays, $26 weekends, includes cart • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Email: mangumgolf@cityofmangum.com

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 5223 E. 41st St. North, Tulsa, 74115 First Tee Nine • Par/Yardage: 32/2033 • Architect: Jerry Slack (redesign) • Year Opened: 1955 Pecan Valley • Par/Yardage: 68/5275 whites, 5688 blues • Course Rating: 67.5; Slope: 120 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1955 Woodbine • Par/Yardage: 72/6472 whites, 6845 blues • Course Rating: 72.8; Slope: 122 • Year Opened: 1934 • General Manager: Tom Wolff • Superintendent: Jason Casey

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Nowata Country Club

• Address: 507 W. Delaware Ave., Nowata, 74048 • Par/Yardage: 33/2459 whites, 2635 blues • Course Rating: 65.4; Slope: 106 • Year Opened: 1912 • General Manager: Betty McGee • Green Fees: $15 (9 holes) all week with cart; $25 (18 holes) weekdays with cart; $28 (18 holes) weekends and holidays with cart • Amenities: limited pro shop, lounge, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Phone Number: 918-273-0928

Okeene Municipal Golf Course • Address: 401 S. Phillips St., Okeene, 73763 • Par/Yardage: 35/2932 • Course Rating: 66.7; Slope: 97 • Year Opened: 1981 • Superintendent: Barry Nault • Green Fees: contact pro shop • Amenities: snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range • Email: okeencity@pldi.net • Phone Number: 580-822-3435

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• Par/Yardage: 71/6338 whites, 6826 blues • Course Rating: 72.5; Slope: 127 • Architect: Leon Howard • Year Opened: 1977, 2005 (redesign) Stone Creek Course • Par/Yardage: 71/6105 whites, 6547 blues • Course Rating: 72.2; Slope: 132 • Architect: Don Sechrest, Randy Heckenkemper (redesign) • Year Opened: 1987, 2003 (redesign) • General Manager: Tom Wolff • Head Professional: Tomas Hnizdo, PGA • Assistant General Manager: Wade Huddleston • Superintendent: Jason Casey • Green Fees: $23 weekdays, $28 weekends, 1/2 cart $14, $17 twilight, $14 seniors, $12 juniors • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting greens, chipping green, driving range, bunker • Lessons: Dean Adkisson, PGA; George Glenn, PGA; Tomas Hnizdo • Email: twolff@tulsagolf.org • Website: www.tulsagolf.org • Phone Number: 918-446-1529

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Patricia Island Golf Club

• Location: Highway 18 2 miles north of Pawnee • Address: 46511 S. 345 Rd., Pawnee, 74058 • Par/Yardage: 35/2924 • Course Rating: 67.3; Slope: 114 • Architect: Labron Harris • Year Opened: 1984 • General Manager: Mark Palmatary • Green Fees: $10 weekdays, $15 weekends/holidays, $6 cart (per 9 holes) • Amenities: snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Phone Number: 918-762-2145

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Location: 4980 Clubhouse Rd., Grove • Address: P.O. Box 451500, Grove, 74345 • Par/Yardage: 72/6362 whites, 6806 blues • Course Rating: 73.0; Slope: 127 • Architect: Tripp Davis • Year Opened: 1998 • Superintendent: Chris Buck, OKGCSA • Green Fees: April-October, $53 Mon.-Thurs., $64 Fri.Sun. & holidays includes cart • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunkers • Lessons: Vince Bizik, Ileta Bray

Pauls Valley Municipal Golf Course

• Location: I-35 to Exit 70, Airline Road, Pauls Valley • Address: Box 778, Pauls Valley, 73075 • Par/Yardage: 36/3385 • Course Rating: 72; Slope: 106 • Year Opened: 1990s • Head Professional/Superintendent: Jason Selman (GM) • Green Fees: $14.50 weekdays, $16.50 weekends, $9.50 junior/senior, $7.50 twilight weekdays, ½ cart $6.25 (9 holes), $11.75 (18 holes). Monday mania, $15 green fee and cart except holidays • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green • Email: jselman@cityofpaulsvalley.com • Website: www.paulsvalleygolfcourse.com • Phone Number: 405-238-7462

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Pebble Creek Golf Course

• Address: 355 E. Pebble Creek Terrace, Mustang, 73064

WWW.GOLFOKLAHOMA .ORG • Par/Yardage: 27/827 • Architect: Tripp Davis • Year Opened: 1999 • Head Professional/Superintendent: Steve Baker, PGA (Owner) • Green Fees: $12 (9 holes), $18 (18 holes) • Amenities: pro shop, snacks, golf carts • Lessons: Joe Roberts • Email: sjbaker1304@yahoo.com • Website: www.pebblecreekgolfok.com • Phone Number: 405-376-8892

Peoria Ridge Golf Course

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 10301 S. 600 Rd., Miami, 74354 • Par/Yardage: 72/6544 whites, 6960 blues • Course Rating: 74.1; Slope: 127 • Architect: Bland Pittman • Year Opened: 1999 • Head Professional: Jerry Friend • Director of Golf: Nate Benedict • Superintendent: Milton Hale, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $33 weekdays, $43 weekends (includes cart), $28 seniors weekdays. $22.50 twilight weekdays, $28 weekends • Amenities: pro shop, bar and grill, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green • Lessons: Jerry Friend • Email: nbenedict@peoriaridge.com • Website: www.peoriaridge.com • Phone Number: 918-542-7676

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PUBLIC COURSES • Year Opened: late 1920s • Head Professional: Davis Drury • Superintendent: Robin Menard • Green Fees: $15 (9 holes), $20 (18 holes) weekdays. $25 weekends + cart $8 (9 holes), $12 (18 holes) • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, pool, grill & bar • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green • Lessons: Davis Drury • Email: pgccok@gmail.com • Phone Number: 580-336-2326

Pheasant Run Golf Club

• Address: 1702 Clubhouse Dr., Enid, 73703 • Par/Yardage: 72/6652 whites, 7424 blues • Course Rating: 74.8; Slope: 120 • Architect: Bland Pittman • Year Opened: 1998 • Director of Golf: Ronny Dow (GM) • Superintendent: Doug Harris • Green Fees: $18 (9 holes), $34 (18 holes) weekdays, $20 (9 holes) $39 (18 holes) weekends, $7.77/$14.77 seniors • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: four-tiered driving range, putting green, chipping green, practice bunker • Website: www.pheasantrunenid.com • Email: pheasantrungolf@att.com • Phone Number: 580-233-2355

Prairie West Golf Club

• Location: 3500 Lyle Rd., Weatherford, 73096 • Address: Box 42, Weatherford, 73096 • Par/Yardage: 71/5737 whites, 6747 blues • Course Rating: 67.3; Slope: 115 • Architect: Labron Harris • Year Opened: 1971 • Head Professional: Phillip Payne (GM) • Green Fees: $24 weekdays, $28 weekends, $20.50 students, $17/$19 twilight, $18.50 seniors/juniors • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts

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Pryor Creek Municipal Golf Course

WWW.GOLFOKLAHOMA .ORG • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, lodge with restaurant, fishing, hiking, pool, games • Practice Facilities: putting green, chipping area • Email: ryan.bruner@travelok.com • Website: www.oklahomagolf.com/ www.travelok.com • Phone Number: 580-623-7989

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 724 E. 530 Rd., Pryor, 74361 • Par/Yardage: 72/6399 whites, 6670 blues • Course Rating: 71.2; Slope: 124 • Year Opened: 1930 • Head Professional: Dennis Bowman, PGA • Superintendent: Dennis Bowman, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $20.50 weekdays, $21 weekends, $11.50 juniors/seniors; $11 weekdays twilight, + carts $8 (9 holes), $13 (18 holes) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green • Lessons: Dennis Bowman, Blake Bowman • Email: pryorgolfpro@sbcglobal.net • Website: www.pryorcreekgolf.org • Phone Number: 918-825-3056

Sapulpa Golf Course

Quartz Mountain Golf Course

Sayre Municipal Golf Course

• Location: Oklahoma 44A to Quartz Mountain State Park, near Lone Wolf • Address: Route 1, Box 35, Lone Wolf, 73655 • Par/Yardage: 71/6035 whites, 6483 blues • Course Rating: 70.8; Slope: 119 • Architect: Art Proctor • Year Opened: 1959, 1994 (redesign) • Director of Golf/Superintendent: Larry Sole (GM) • Green Fees: $26.25 weekdays, $30.45 weekends (includes cart) • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, lodge with lake, pool, cabins, gift shop, restaurant • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Website: www.quartzmountainresort.org • Phone Number: 580-563-2520

Riverside Golf Course

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Location: Route 66 off I-40, Clinton • Address: Route 1, Box 3625, Clinton, 73601 • Par/Yardage: 70/5642 whites, 6117 blues • Course Rating: 68.8; Slope: 113 • Year Opened: 1962 • Head Professional: Kent Miller, PGA • Superintendent: Kelly Somner • Green Fees: $21.08 weekdays, $29.02 weekends, $14.50/$19.25 juniors/seniors/twilight • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, bunker • Lessons: Kent Miller • Email: bkmiller56@pga.com • Phone Number: 580-323-5958

Rolling Meadows Golf Club

• Address: 1200 W. Dewey Ave., Sapulpa, 74066 • Par/Yardage: 71/6189 whites, 6708 blues • Course Rating: 72.4; Slope: 128 • Architect: Slack, Hayes and Associates (redesign) • Year Opened: 1994 (redesign), 2004 (redesign) • General Manager: David McBride • Superintendent: Randy Smith • Green Fees: $19 weekdays, $25 weekends, $10 juniors, $8 youth weekdays, $12 seniors weekdays, $15 twilight. $12 cart fee • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, snack bar • Practice Facilities: putting green, chipping green, driving range • Lessons: Jim Ellis, David McBride • Email: Proshop@cityofsapulpa.net • Phone Number: 918-224-0237

• Location: south of Sayre • Address: P.O. Box 157, Sayre, 73662 • Par/Yardage: 36/3110 • Year Opened: 1973 • Superintendent: Lloyd McBaine • Green Fees: $15 weekdays, $20 weekends, $10 seniors weekdays, $15 weekends, $12 twilight • Amenities: pro shop, golf cart $20. • Facebook: sayregolfassociation • Phone Number: 580-928-9046

Seiling Golf and Country Club • Location: West 6th Street, Seiling • Par/Yardage: 35/2832 (sand greens) • Green Fees: $5 per day for non-members • Email: seilinggolfcoursellc@gmail.com • Phone Number: 580-922-4460 (city hall)

Sequoyah State Park Golf Course

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 19277 Park 10, Hulbert, 74441 • Par/Yardage: 70/5707 whites, 5890 blues • Course Rating: 69.9; Slope: 109 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1964 • General Manager: Tony Presley • Green Fees: $20 (9 holes), $28 (18 holes) (includes cart) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green, limited driving range • Lessons: contact pro shop • Website: www.travelok.com • Facebook: sequoyahstatepark, sequoyahlodge • Phone Number: 918-772-2297

• Address: 23700 E. Rupe Ave., Covington, 73730 • Par/Yardage: 35/2860 • Year Opened: 2001 • Owner: Carol Betchan • Superintendent: David Betchan • Green Fees: $15 Mon.-Thurs., $22 Fri.-Sun., includes cart for 18 holes • Amenities: golf carts, clubhouse • Practice Facilities: driving range • Email: 1944cjb@gmail.com • Phone Number: 580-863-2207

Shadow Creek Country Club

Roman Nose State Park Golf Course

Shangri-La Resort Golf Club

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Location: Oklahoma 8A, north of Watonga • Address: Route 1, Box 171-A, Watonga, 73772 • Par/Yardage: 70/5696 whites, 6188 blues • Course Rating: 70.5; Slope: 123 • Architect: Floyd Farley (original 9) • Year Opened: 1960, 1999 (back 9) • Director of Golf/Superintendent: Ryan Bruner (GM) • Green Fees: $34 Tues.-Sun., $20 all-day rate Mon. (includes cart)

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• Address: 27 Clubview Circle, Sallisaw, 74955 • Par/Yardage: 71/5395 whites, 6015 blues • Course Rating: 68.5; Slope: 123 • Year Opened: 1986 • Superintendent: Jay Pearson (GM) • Green Fees: $28 weekdays, $34 weekends, $26 seniors weekdays, $22 Tues., includes cart) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Phone Number: 918-790-3140

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Location: Grand Lake - Monkey Island • Address: 31000 S. Highway 125 Afton, 74331 Heritage Nine Par 36, Yardage 3690 Legends Nine Par 36, Yardage 3521 Champions Nine Par 36, Yardage 3384 Heritage-Legends

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Lincoln Park Golf Course in Oklahoma City. • Course Rating: 74.9, Slope 135 Legends-Champion • Course rating: 73.8, Slope 134 Champions-Heritage • Course rating: 74.5, Slope 140 • Architect: Don Sechrest. (Redesign, Champions course Randy Heckenkemper, Heritage and Legends, Tom Clark.) • Year Opened: 1970, 2012 (redesign) • Director of Golf: Rob Yanovitch, PGA • Superintendent: Justin May, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $79 Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; $59 3 p.m. to close. $139 Fri.-Sun. 8 a.m. to noon, $115 noon to 3 p.m. $75 3 p.m. to close. Every Tues. and Wed. $59 all day for seniors & veterans. All rates include range balls and cart. Monday ladies day $59. • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, snacks, lodging, marina, golf packages, boating, fishing, residential development • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunkers • Lessons: Available by appointment • Email: rob.yanovitch@shangrilaok.com • Website: www.shangrilaok.com • Phone Number: 918-257-4204

Shattuck Golf and Country Club

• Address: U.S. 283, Shattuck, 73858 • Par/Yardage: 36/3210 • Course Rating: 68.5; Slope: 110 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1968 • Head Professional: Homer Johnson (GM) • Green Fees: $13 weekdays, $17 weekends • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green, driving range • Email: shattuckgolf@pldi.net • Phone Number: 580-938-2445

SilverHorn Golf Club

• Address: 11411 N. Kelley Ave., Oklahoma City, 73131 • Par/Yardage: 71/6071 whites, 6768 blues • Course Rating: 73.4; Slope: 128 • Architect: Randy Heckenkemper • Year Opened: 1991 • Director of Golf: Carrie Canoy • Superintendent: Chris Sorrell, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $29.95 weekdays, $36.95 weekends, $17 juniors, $24.95 seniors weekdays • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green • Lessons: contact pro shop • Email: silverhorngm@americangolf.com • Website: www.americangolf.com • Phone Number: 405-752-1181

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South Lakes Golf Course

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 9253 S. Elwood Ave., Jenks, 74037 • Par/Yardage: 71/5839 whites, 6413 blues • Course Rating: 70.7; Slope: 119 • Year Opened: 1988 • Director of Golf: Pat McCrate, PGA • Head Professional: Brent Wilcoxen, PGA • Superintendent: Dominic Donajkowski • Green Fees: $24 weekdays, $26 weekends, $14 seniors and twilight, $11 juniors (ages 13-16), $8 youth (ages 12-under), ½ cart is $14, $7 dusk with $6 cart • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens, shortgame area • Lessons: Jason Hines, Brent Wilcoxen • Email: links on web site • Website: www.southlakesgolf.com • Phone Number: 918-746-3760

Stroud Municipal Golf Course

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 705 Golf Dr., Stroud, 74079 • Par/Yardage: 35/3146 • Course Rating: 70.2; Slope: 118 • Architect: Don Sechrest • Year Opened: 1968 • Head Professional: Tony Bowler, PGA • Superintendent: Ronnie McKinney • Green Fees: $11 weekdays, $13 weekends, $7 juniors, $9 seniors + cart $5 (9 holes), Cart $10 (18 holes) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting greens • Lessons: contact pro shop • Email: rfoundry@yahoo.com • Phone Number: 918-968-2105

Sulphur Hills Golf Course

• Location: 2001 Country Club Dr., Sulphur, 73086 • Par/Yardage: 36/3225 whites, 3550 blues • Course Rating: 69.5; Slope: 107 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1964 • Director of Golf: Heath Hancock • Green Fees: $25 (18 holes, 1/2 cart), $18 (9 holes, 1/2 cart) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Email: bpoe2079@yahoo.com • Facebook: sulphurhillsgolfandcountryclub • Phone Number: 580-622-5057

Sunset Hills Golf Course

• Address: 6000 Sunset Dr., Guymon, 73942

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• Par/Yardage: 71/6012 whites, 6397 blues • Course Rating: 70.3; Slope: 120 • Year Opened: 1962 • Director of Golf/Superintendent: Mike Roach • Green Fees: $18 weekdays, $24 weekends, $12 twilight. $12 cart (9 holes) • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green, chipping green, bunker • Lessons: Dewayne Mauldin, Cody Vaughn • Email: golfclub@guymonok.org • Phone Number: 580-338-7404

Surrey Hills Golf Club New 9 open in 2018

• Address: 11340 Surrey Hills Blvd., Yukon, 73099 • Par/Yardage: 71/6248 whites, 6645 blues • Course Rating: 73.7; Slope: 134 • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1962 • Director of Golf: Mark Fuller, PGA • Head Professional: Jeff Tucker, PGA • Superintendent: Mike Breitigan • Green Fees: $36 weekdays, $39 weekends, twilight $30 (includes cart), all + tax • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green • Lessons: Danny Snow, Jeff Tucker, Mark Fuller • Email: thegolfclubatsurreyhills@gmail.com • Website: www.thegolfclubatsurreyhills.com • Phone Number: 405-373-2471

Sycamore Springs Golf Course

(Latimer County) • Address: 3101 Golf Course Rd., Wilburton, 74578 • Par/Yardage: 35/2970 • Year Opened: 1970 • Director of Golf: Norm Clayburn • Green Fees: $15. Carts $10 (9 holes), $16 (18 holes). • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts, pool • Practice Facilities: putting green • Email: donoley@gmail.com • Phone Number: 918-465-3161

Tahlequah City Golf Course

• Address: 2200 Golf Course Rd., Tahlequah, 74464 • Par/Yardage: 34/2320 • Year Opened: 1928 • Director of Golf: Mike Palmer (GM) • Superintendent: Mike Palmer, OKGCSA • Green Fees: $8.60 • Amenities: snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green

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Tishomingo Golf Course

• Address: 3600 Golf Course Rd., Tishomingo, 73460 • Par/Yardage: 36/3014 • Year Opened: 1940s • Head Professional/Superintendent: Lee Lovett • Green Fees: $27.50 weekday, includes cart, $32.50 weekend, includes cart, $7.50 twilight • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range (own golf balls), putting green • Phone Number: 580-371-2604

TopGolf Oklahoma City

• Address: 13313 Pawnee Dr., Oklahoma City, 73114 • Twitter: @topgolfokc • Website: www.topgolf.com/us/oklahoma-city • Hours: Sun.-Thurs., 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m. to Midnight • Description: Multiple level driving range with electronic golf games, bars, restaurants and other entertainment options. • Phone Number: 405-607-7154

Trosper Golf Club

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 2301 SE 29th St., Oklahoma City, 73129 • Par/Yardage: 70/5963 whites, 6601 blues • Course Rating: 71.8; Slope: 129 • Architect: Tom Harris, Randy Heckenkemper (redesign) • Year Opened: 1954, 2001 (redesign) • Director of Golf: Brandon W. Alford, PGA • Superintendent: Ray Grimes • Green Fees: $43.35, $32.24 seniors (62+), $37.93 twilight, $32.78 dusk (includes cart) + tax

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• Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker • Lessons: Brandon Alford • Email: brandon@ okcgolf.com • Website: www.okcgolf. com • Phone Number: 405677-8874

Turkey Creek Golf Club

• Location: 12424 State Hwy 51, Hennessey, Trosper Park Golf Course in Oklahoma City. 73742 • Year Opened: 1968 • Address: Box 698, Hennessey, 73742 • Head Professional: Chris Ellsworth • Par/Yardage: 70/5720 whites, 6300 blues • Superintendent: Junior Moody • Course Rating: 70.1; Slope: 114 • Green Fees: $12 weekdays, $18 weekends. $12 cart fee • Architect: Slack, Hayes and Associates • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts, snack bar • Year Opened: 1970, 1996 (redesign) • Practice Facilities: lighted driving range, putting and • Head Professional: Earl Seiger chipping greens • Superintendent: Dustin Vinson • Lessons: Bob Hardy • Green Fees: $25 weekdays, $35 weekends (includes cart) • Email: cjellsworth@cableone.net • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Website: www.twinoaksgolfclub.com • Practice Facilities: putting green • Phone Number: 580-252-4714 • Lessons: contact pro shop • Email: hogan@pldi.net Watonga Municipal Golf Course • Phone Number: 405-853-2100 • Location: Oklahoma 51A on Airport Road, Watonga • Address: 861 Airport Rd., Watonga, 73772 Twin Oaks Golf Club • Par/Yardage: 36/3233 • Address: 6545 North Highway 81, Duncan, 73533 • Par/Yardage: 5986 whites, 6317 blues • Course Rating: 70.7; Slope: 118 • Course Rating: 69.9; Slope: 122 • Year Opened: 1960

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PUBLIC COURSES Wolf Ridge Golf Club in Wister.

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Waurika Golf Course

• Address: 1222 West Anderson Ave., Waurika, 73573 • Par/Yardage: 35/2911 • Year Opened: 1950s, rebuilt greens in 2005 • Director of Golf: Bill Everett (GM) • Superintendent: David McDonald • Green Fees: $12 (includes cart), under 16 $9 • Amenities: limited pro shop, golf carts • Practice Facilities: pitching green, putting green • Website: www.waurika.us

Westwood Park Golf Course

• Address: 2400 Westport Dr., Norman, 73069 • Par/Yardage: 70/5810 whites, 6162 blues • Course Rating: 70.4; Slope: 123

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WWW.GOLFOKLAHOMA .ORG • Architect: Floyd Farley • Year Opened: 1967 • Head Professional: Rick Parish, PGA • Superintendent: Ralph Cagigal • Green Fees: $25. $14 cart, $7.50 juniors, $15.25 seniors. Twilight $20.50 after 2 p.m., $15.74 after 4 p.m. • Amenities: pro shop, restaurant, golf carts, tennis, pool • Practice Facilities: putting green, driving range, chipping green, bunkers • Lessons: Rick Parish • Email: westwood.golf@normanok.gov • Website: normanok.gov • Phone Number: 405-292-9700

Whispering Meadows

• Address: 5631 E 203rd St South, Warner, 74469 • Par/Yardage: 36/3400 • Architect: Ken Pruitt • Year Opened: 1993 • Director of Golf: David & Lori Arion (owner) • Superintendent: David Arion • Green Fees: $12 weekdays (9 holes), $14 weekends (9 holes), $18/$22 (18 holes), includes cart • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts • Practice Facilities: putting green • Phone Number: 918-463-5333

White Hawk Golf Club

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 14515 S. Yale Ave., Bixby, 74008 • Par/Yardage: 72/6509 whites, 6982 blues • Course Rating: 74.6; Slope: 135 • Architect: Randy Heckenkemper • Year Opened: 1993 • General Manager: Elizabeth Haddock • Superintendent: Jeremy Zinter • Green Fees: $33 weekdays, $39 weekends, $27/$33

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twilight, $22/$23 super twilight, $23 seniors weekdays, $16.50 juniors weekdays, includes cart • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts, banquet pavilion • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunker • Email: whitehawk@americangolf.com • Website: whitehawkgc.com • Phone Number: 918-366-4653

WinStar Golf Resort

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Location: Interstate 35, Exit 1, Just north of Texas • Address: 10813 Pro Shop Rd., Thackerville, 73459 • Par/Yardage: 72/7144 blues (west & south); 7116 blues (west & east); 7214 blues (south & east) • Course Rating: 75.6; Slope: 126 • Year Opened: 2006 • Architect: D. A. Weibring Scissortail Course • Par/Yardage: 6218 whites, 7192 blues Red Bud Course • Par/Yardage: 6281 whites, 7116 blues • General Manager: Scott Bishop • Head Professional: Scott Bishop • Superintendent: Charles Wise, OKGCSA • Green Fees: Rates range from $79-$129 with casino players passport card • Amenities: pro shop, clubhouse, restaurant, golf carts with GPS, banquet hall • Practice Facilities: WinStar Golf Academy and golf schools, golf carts, driving range, putting green, chipping green, short-game area, SAM putting labs, GEARS fitting system • Lessons: Lessons through Golf Academy • Email: scott.bishop@chickasaw.net • Website: www.winstarworldcasino.com • Phone Number: 580-276-1240

Windy Trails Golf Course

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Location: Altus Air Force Base • Address: 209 Fir Dr., Building 35, Altus, 73523 • Par/Yardage: 71/6125 whites, 6731 blues • Course Rating: 72.3; Slope: 115 • Year Opened: 1997 (second 9) • Head Professional: Roger Marcellus • Superintendent: Rusty Wortham, PGA • Green Fees: $18 weekdays/weekends + $10 cart • Amenities: pro shop, snack area, golf carts • Practice Facilities: lighted driving range, putting green • Lessons: Rusty Wortham, PGA • Phone: 580-481-7207 • Website: www.altusfss.com

Winter Creek Golf & Country Club

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 2300 Clubhouse Dr., Blanchard, 73010 • Par/Yardage: 72/6622 whites, 7074 blues • Course Rating: 73.8; Slope: 128 • Architect: Rocky Rocquemore • Year Opened: 2003 • Head Professional: Malachi Murphy, PGA • Director of Golf: Jarod Lundy, PGA (GM) • Superintendent: Chad Weinrich, GCSAA • Green Fees: $50 Tues.-Thur., $65 Fri.-Sun. Junior and senior fees available. Fee includes cart and range balls. Dress code strictly enforced. Military fees available. • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts with GPS, full service restaurant, pool (members only), fitness center (members only) • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green, bunkers • Lessons: Jarod Lundy, one assistant • Email: info@wintercreekgc.com (redirected to reach all management staff) • Website: www.wintercreekgc.com

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Winter Creek Golf and Country Club in Blanchard. • Phone Number: 405-224-4653

Wolf Ridge Golf Club

• Address: 24175 Clubhouse Lane, Wister, 74966 • Par/Yardage: 72/6466 whites, 7016 blues • Course Rating: 74.1; Slope: 121 • Year Opened: 2005 • Superintendent: Jon Obermark, GCSAA • Green Fees: $37.28 weekdays, $42.60 weekends, 9 holes $20.24 weekdays, $30.89 weekends. Fall and Winter rates $26.63, includes cart + tax • Amenities: clubhouse, pro shop, restaurant • Practice Facilities: putting green, driving range • Email: wolfridgeclubhouse@hotmail.com • Phone Number: 918-647-2582

• Par/Yardage: 35/3323 • Course Rating: 69.7; Slope: 113 • Architect: Robert C. Dunning • Year Opened: 1954 • Head Professional/Superintendent: Robert Wood (GM) • Green Fees: $14.55 weekdays, $16.85 weekends, $7 twilight • Amenities: pro shop, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green, chipping green • Lessons: Gene Endersby, PGA • Phone Number: 580-256-9028

Wolf at Tenkiller, The

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Location: 4.5 miles East of Lake Tenkiller Dam, 1.5 east of Hwy 82 and Hwy 100 • Address: 453579 E. 965 Rd., Vian, 74962 • Par/Yardage: 72/6451 • Course Rating: 72.6; Slope: 132 • Head Professional: Kyle Fulbright, PGA • Superintendent: Charlie Fulbright • Green Fees: $20 weekdays, $25 weekends (includes cart) • Amenities: Four lane Duck Pin Bowling, bar and grill, golf carts • Practice Facilities: driving range and putting green • Lessons: Kyle Fulbright • Email: Kfulbright@pga.com • Website: www.thewolfattenkiller.com • Phone Number: 918-773-5093

Woods Golf Course, The

PGA GOLF PASS MEMBER • Address: 11872 S. 274th E. Ave., Coweta, 74429 • Par/Yardage: 70/5862 whites, 6192 blues • Course Rating: 72.4; Slope: 123 • Year Opened: 1981, 1998 (redesign) • Director of Golf: Lonnie Thompson (GM) • Superintendent: Brad Raska • Green Fees: $12 weekdays, $15 weekends plus $11.50 cart, $8 juniors/seniors weekdays, after 1 p.m. $7.50 walk, $14.70 with cart • Amenities: pro shop, snack bar, golf carts, players lounge • Practice Facilities: driving range, putting green • Lessons: Contact pro shop • Email: barbara@woodsgolfclub.com • Phone Number: 918-486-3117

Woodward Park Golf Course

• Address: 2500 Whittaker Way, Woodward, 73801

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CROSS REFERENCE Golf Courses by City Ada - Lakewood GC, Oak Hills CC Afton - Shangri La Alva - Alva G&CC Ardmore - Dornick Hills CC, Lake Murray Lodge GC, Lakeview GC Atoka - Atoka Trails GC Bartlesville - Adams GC, Hillcrest CC, Beaver - Beaver Pioneer Park GC Bird Island - The Coves GC Bixby - Links at Bixby, White Hawk GC Blackwell - Blackwell GC Blanchard - Winter Creek GC Bristow - Bristow G&CC Broken Arrow -Battle Creek GC, Broken Arrow G&AC, Cedar Ridge CC, Forest Ridge GC, Golf Club of Oklahoma, The Club at Indian Springs Broken Bow - Cedar Creek GC and Resort Buffalo - Doby Springs GC Burneyville - Falconhead Resort Canadian - Arrowhead GC Catoosa - Cherokee Hills GC Chandler - Chandler GC Checotah - Fountainhead Creek GC Choctaw - Choctaw Creek GC Claremore - Gordon GC, Heritage Hills GC Cleveland - Keystone GC Clinton - Riverside GC Comanche - Comanche GC Covington - Rolling Meadows GC Coweta - The Woods GC Cushing - Buffalo Rock Golf & Gun Duncan - Elks City G&CC, The Territory G&CC, Twin Oaks GC Edmond - Coffee Creek, Golf Club of Edmond, Kickingbird GC, Oak Tree CC, Oak Tree National, River Oaks GC, Rose Creek GC Enid - Meadowlake GC, Oakwood CC, Pheasant Run GC El Reno - Crimson Creek GC Elk City - Elk City G&CC Fairfax - Kah-Wah-C CC Fort Cobb - Fort Cobb GC Fort Gibson - Pecan Valley GC Grove - Patricia Island GC 78

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Guthrie - Cedar Valley GC, Cimarron National, Guthrie G&CC Guymon - Sunset Hills GC Healdton - Healdton GC Hennessey - Turkey Creek GC Henryetta - Henryetta CC Hobart - Hobart CC Hooker - Blackmer Muni GC Hulbert - Sequoyah State Hills GC Idabel - Idabel CC Jenks - South Lakes GC Kansas - Deer Valley GC Kingfisher - Kingfisher GC Kingston - Buncombe Creek GC, Chickasaw Pointe Langley - Grand Cherokee GC Laverne - Laverne GC Lawton - Lawton CC, Lawton Municipal GC Lindsey - Lindsey Municipal GC Lone Wolf - Quartz Mountain GC Mangum - Mangum GC Marlow - Generations GC McAlester - McAlester CC Miami - Peoria Ridge GC Midwest City - John Conrad GC, Tinker AFB GC Moore - Broadmoore GC, Lakeside Park GC, Moore G&AC Muskogee - Cobblestone Creek GC, Eagle Crest GC, Muskogee CC Mustang - Pebble Creek GC Norman - Belmar GC, Cobblestone Creek GC, Jimmie Austin-University of Oklahoma GC, The Trails GC, Westwood Park GC Nowata - Nowata CC Okeene - Okeene Muni GC Oklahoma City - Earlywine GC, Gaillardia CC, Hidden Trails CC James E. Stewart GC, Lake Hefner GC, Lincoln Park GC, Links at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City G&CC, Quail Creek G&CC, Silverhorn GC, The Greens CC, Trosper Park GC, Twin Hills G&CC. Owasso - Bailey Golf Ranch, The Patriot, Owasso G&AC Pauls Valley - Pauls Valley GC Pawnee - Pawnee Muni GC Perkins - Cimarron Trails Perry - Perry G&CC Ponca City - Lew Wentz CC, Ponca City CC

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Porter - Hilltop GC Poteau - Choctaw CC Prague - Prague Memorial GC Pryor - Pryor Creek GC Purcell - Brent Bruehl Memorial GC Sallisaw - Shadow Creek CC Sand Springs - Canyons at Blackjack Ridge Sapulpa - Sapulpa GC Sayre - Sayre Muni GC Seiling - Seiling G&CC Seminole - Jimmie Austin GC Shattuck - Shattuck G&CC Shawnee - Elks G&CC, Firelake GC, Shawnee G&CC Skiatook - Cedar Crest GC Stigler - Brier Creek GC Stillwater - Karsten Creek GC, Lakeside Memorial GC, Stillwater CC Stroud - Stroud Municipal GC Sulphur - Sulphur Hills GC Tahlequah - Cherokee Trails GC, Cherokee Springs GC,

Tahlequah City GC Thackerville - WinStar GC Tishomingo - Tishomingo GC Tulsa -LaFortune Park GC, Meadowbrook CC, Mohawk Park GC, Oaks CC, Page Belcher GC, Par-3 at Lit’l Links, Southern Hills CC, Tulsa CC Vian - The Wolf at Tenkiller Walters - Lakeside Park GC Warner - Whispering Meadows. Watonga - Roman Nose State Park GC, Watonga Muni GC Waurika - Waurika GC Weatherford - Prairie West GC Wewoka - Gil Morgan GC Wilburton - Latimer County GC Wister - Wolf Ridge GC Woodward - Woodward Park GC, Boiling Springs GC Yukon - Golf Club at Surrey Hills, Links at Mustang Creek, Westbury CC

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